17 Feb 2011

Man 'brutally attacked' in Johnsonville house

7:30 pm on 17 February 2011

A man found dead at a Wellington house died as a result of a brutal attack, police say.

The body of Matthew John Hall, 35, was discovered in his bed by a flatmate at their home in Johnsonville on Tuesday night.

A post-mortem found Mr Hall died of multiple stab wounds. A homicide investigation is under way.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thornton says Mr Hall was stabbed mainly in the upper body and trunk.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen a person or a group entering or leaving 118 Broderick Road between 12pm on Monday and just after 6pm on Tuesday.

Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, should contact police, Mr Thornton says.