8 Sep 2018

Man arrested in relation to East Tamaki death

10:17 am on 8 September 2018

A man has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon after his colleague died at an Auckland factory last night

Exterior signage at the Manukau District Court

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police remain at the factory in East Tamaki today where a 19-year-old man from Manurewa died.

His colleague, an18-year-old man, is scheduled to appear in the Manukau District Court today.

The pair worked at a labour hire company.

A scene examination at the factory is being carried out today with forensic experts.

Detective Senior Sergenat Kevin Tiernan said officers continue to speak to others at the factory and said further charges may be laid.

They were not seeking anyone else in relation to the death.