Taxi driver helps homicide case

A taxi driver who dropped off a man in Panmure before he was killed early on New Year's Day has helped police with their homicide investigation.

Nathan Albert, 27, was found just after 4am by the side of Pilkington Rd. A member of the public unsuccessfully tried to revive him.

Panmure man Peter Job, 38, appeared in Auckland District Court last week accused of assaulting the Papatoetoe man old who had been stabbed.

He was remanded in custody to appear later this month.

Police, who are yet to recover the weapon used in the stabbing, said more serious charges may be laid.

Detectives were seeking a taxi driver who dropped Albert on the street where he was later found dead.

Today police said the driver had contacted them and provided details that will help the investigation''.

Police still want to hear from anyone who was in the Panmure or Mt Wellington area who may have seen a man wearing a light-coloured top and dark shorts, running from the Panmure area towards Sylvia Park between 4.15am and 5.30am on January 1.

Anyone with information can call the inquiry team on 0800 4 TERRI (483 774) or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Auckland Now