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Two arrested over Mt Wellington death

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 18/06/2016

Two people have been arrested and charged with assault over a death in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

A 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy are due in court after a 42-year-old man died after a fight.

Police and St John ambulance staff found the man unconscious after they were called to Bernard Street at about 12.20am on Saturday, says Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Higson.

The man was treated, but died at the scene.

Police were looking for at least four men aged in their late teens to early 20s who were involved in an altercation with the victim.

On Sunday police confirmed further charges and arrests were possible.

Police also confirmed the death was not gang-related

Media report the man had been drinking kava with friends who live in Bernard Street and was walking back to where he was staying when the incident occurred.

The two accused will appear in Manukau District Court on Monday.

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