31 Jul 2011

Man dead after fight at party

5:06 am on 31 July 2011

Police in Auckland say they are following strong leads as they investigate the death by stabbing of a teenager at a party in Pakuranga on Friday night.

Emergency services arrived at a property on Greenhill Crescent at 11.10 pm to find an 18-year-old man dead in the middle of the street.

Police carried out search warrants on Saturday morning and say they have found a number of knives but are yet to determine the weapon used in the fatal stabbing.

They say a 17-year-old's birthday party, under adult supervision, was underway at the time of the incident.

Investigators have interviewed most of the 30 party-goers but say they need to speak to a young man who was among the guests.

The teenager's body was removed from the scene late on Saturday afternoon.