Call for leads in attack
Police investigating the murder of Austin Hemmings set up a mobile police station at the site of his fatal stabbing in Mills Lane this week.
Officers hope to gain new information about the events immediately before and after his death on Thursday last week.
The 44-year-old fatherofwas stabbed after going to the aid of a woman being assaulted.
Detective senior sergeant Gerry Whitley says the investigation team has recovered two knives from the area.
“We believe one of them is most likely the weapon used to kill Mr Hemmings but both have been sent to the ESR for forensic examination.”
He says police are still focused on finding the taxi driver who is thought to have driven the offender away from the scene.
“We’d also like to hear from anyone who worked in or frequented the area who saw anything suspicious before or after 5.30pm on Thursday.”
The funeral for Mr Hemmings was to be held today at the Holy Trinity Church, near his Devonport home.
A 45-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assault in relation to the incident.
He is expected to face a murder charge at a reappearance on October 17.