Hit-and-run accused appears in court

6:43 pm on 18 January 2017

The man charged with a fatal hit-and-run in Auckland at the weekend has been remanded in custody without plea.

Auckland teenager Jacob Pakura, 16, who was killed in a hit and run while skateboarding in Rua Road, Glen Eden on Saturday night, January 14 2017. Police arrested a 33-year-old man on Tuesday, January 17 2017, after information from the public.

Jacob Pakura was killed while skateboarding in New Lynn on Saturday night. Photo: SUPPLIED

The 33-year-old appeared in the Waitakere District Court today.

Jacob Pakura, 16, was skateboarding on Rua Road in New Lynn on Saturday night when he was hit by a car.

The driver did not stop and Jacob died at the scene.

The driver, who has interim name suppression, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving and failing to stop.

His defence counsel asked for bail but the magistrate, Dianne Hale, declined the request.

He was remanded in custody until 7 February.

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