Stab­bing leaves one dead

Herald on Sunday - - IN OTHER NEWS - — Alice Pea­cock and Tom Dil­lane

One per­son is dead and an­other se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter a stab­bing dur­ing a fight at a party in Auck­land’s Mt Roskill.

The fa­tal in­ci­dent hap­pened just af­ter 11pm on Fri­day on Wil­liam Blofield Ave, close to San­dring­ham Rd, po­lice said.

In­spec­tor Kerry Wat­son con­firmed po­lice had launched a homi­cide in­quiry.

“We got nu­mer­ous calls ask­ing for as­sis­tance in a street in Mt Roskill. We were told there was a fight oc­cur­ring.

“An am­bu­lance ar­rived very soon af­ter . . . they lo­cated a man who was in­jured and de­spite their best ef­forts they were un­able to re­vive that per­son, so we’ve got one per­son de­ceased.”

Wat­son said an­other man, who was suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries, had trav­elled to a house nearby. He had been trans­ported to hos­pi­tal.

Sharyn Al­lan lives di­rectly across the road from the prop­erty the fight emerged from, but says she barely heard the com­mo­tion.

“I woke up this morn­ing and my house was cov­ered in po­lice tape and there was an ugly big pool of blood on my drive­way,” Al­lan said.

“So I’ve been a bit upset all day, think­ing I didn’t get out of bed. Not that I could have done any­thing.”

Wat­son said no one was in cus­tody but a num­ber of peo­ple were as­sist­ing po­lice with their in­quiries.

The scene of the stab­bing.

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