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Police name man who died after assault

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/05/2017

Police have named a man who died after been badly beaten in south Auckland, and say his death was due to a medical condition.

He was 62-year-old Ken Tuheke Ngatao Poihipi of Clendon Park.

He was taken to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition after being assaulted in Papakura about 2.40am on Saturday.

The attack took place on the corner of Elliot Street and Great South Road.

On Sunday, Detective Senior Sergeant Richard O'Connor said a post-mortem examination revealed the death was due to a medical condition.

No charges have been laid at this time.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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