20 Apr 2015

Man charged with murder in Papatoetoe

10:35 am on 20 April 2015

A 38-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Papatoetoe, Auckland.

Manukau District Court

Manukau District Court Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Counties Manukau Police arrived at the house just after 7pm yesterday night to find the 48-year-old woman bleeding heavily due to injuries received from a sharp instrument.

Ambulance staff tried to resuscitate her but she died at the scene. They said there were several people at the house when the attack happened, and the police would be talking to them.

A post-mortem examination and a forensic investigation of the address was taking place today and the 38-year-old man was due to appear in Manukau District Court.