24 Aug 2023

Two arrested after police launch homicide investigation in Auckland

1:59 pm on 24 August 2023
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(File photo). Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

Two people have been charged with murder after the death of a 70-year-old man at an apartment in Auckland.

In a statement, Detective Inspector Scott Beard of Auckland City CIB said emergency services were called to reports of an injured person a residence on Upper Queen Street at 1.13pm on Wednesday.

The 70-year-old man was transported to hospital but died.

On Wednesday night, a 35-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were arrested.

They appeared in Auckland District Court by video link and were granted interim name suppression. No pleas were entered.

The woman was visibly emotional, taking a moment to gather herself before the proceedings.

Police said a post mortem examination would be carried out on Thursday.

"Police are still working to notify the victim's next of kin," a statement said.