5 Aug 2016

Arrest after Northland man dies from knife wounds

9:41 am on 5 August 2016

A man has been arrested after a 77 year old died of knife wounds in Te Kao, Northland, this morning.

A police officer outside a cordon in South Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Northland investigations manager Detective Inspector Kevin Burke said police and ambulance went to a home in Te Kao after being told at 10.53pm that a man had been found badly injured.

The man who lived there had been injured with a knife and was confirmed dead when they arrived.

Police arrested a 38-year-old man, who they said was a long-time family friend of the dead man, shortly after.

The exact charges were yet to be confirmed.

They said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the death, and the victim's identity was unlikely to be released today.