Stabbing victim named as Henry Pan

Last updated 13:34 20/02/2013

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Police have released the name of a 24-year-old man who died of knife wounds at his home in Half Moon Bay on Friday night.

He was Henry Pan, also known as Hung Pan.

Pan grew up and went to school in the Pakuranga area before graduating with an honours degree in engineering at Auckland University and then gaining work in the computer industry.

Pan's parents arrived from Asia on Monday night to identify his body.

Byron James Armstrong, 23, appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday charged with his murder.

He was remanded in custody until March 13 where he is expected to enter a plea.

Police opened a homicide investigation after they found Pan dead in his home on Fiesta Dr about 11.30pm on Friday.

Police allege the death was connected with a car crash which occurred just afterwards, 3.5 km away in Gosford Dr, Pakuranga.

Armstrong, who was driving the car, drove his 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage Sport into a house. He also took out a lamp post.

He had to be cut from the car by firefighters. He was covered in blood and had suffered stab wounds, however, his injuries were not life-threatening.

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