Tongan man killed in Auckland, Police hunting for four men

Police are hunting for four young men who were involved in a violent altercation with a 42-year-old Tongan man who was found dead in Auckland early this morning.

Talāsinga Mōleni of Niutōua and Nukuleka has told Kaniva News his young brother Taʻelata Mōleni was killed in Mt Wellington, Saturday 18.

Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Higson said Police and Ambulance were called to the Bernard Street address at about 12.20am to a report of public disorder.

Upon arrival the victim was found unconscious. He was immediately given first aid but died shortly after.

A scene examination is underway and a post mortem examination will be conducted later today.

Police are looking for a group of men that were involved in the initial disorder reported.

It is believed there were at least four men involved in the initial altercation with the victim.  They are said to be aged in their late teens and early twenties.

“We want to talk to the people involved as they would be in the best position to tell us what happened and why.”

“We also appeal to any witnesses or anybody who has information about this incident and those involved to contact Police,” said Mr Higson.

Anyone with information can contact Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1300 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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