11 Feb 2010

Footage released of man getting into slain driver's taxi

9:08 pm on 11 February 2010

Police hunting for the killer of an Auckland taxi driver have released footage of a man getting into his taxi.

Hiren Mohini, 39, died after what detectives have called a frenzied knife attack on 31 January. He had picked up a fare from the central business district and driven to the suburb of Mt Eden.

The man shown in the footage is carrying a royal blue bag with a distinctive white logo similar to the blood-stained one found near where Mr Mohini was killed.

The man appeared in previously released footage walking along an inner-city street.

Detective Senior Sergeant Hywel Jones says someone must know who he is and they should contact police.

Residents have also reported seeing a man running from View Road where Mr Mohini was killed.