Police launch homicide investigation after Whangarei ambulance station death

A cordon remains in place at the St John Ambulance station in Whangarei.
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A cordon remains in place at the St John Ambulance station in Whangarei.

Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man who was dropped at the St John Ambulance station in Whangarei.

The 37-year-old man was dropped off at the station on Western Hills Dr in a critical condition at about 6.40am on Tuesday and died shortly after.

Detective Inspector Kevin Burke said police have now identified two addresses of interest in both Central Whangarei and north of Whangarei.

Ambulance staff gather outside the station following the incident on Tuesday.
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Ambulance staff gather outside the station following the incident on Tuesday.

ESR staff have arrived from Auckland and will carry out scene examinations at both addresses and also at the Whangarei St John Ambulance Station, he said.

"Police are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding this man's death.

"We are asking any members of the public who may have witnessed a group of men gathered in the Whangarei or Kamo areas in the early hours of this morning to contact Whangarei police." 

Police will not be releasing the victim's name until a formal identification has taken place, Burke said.

A post-mortem will be carried out tomorrow.

Earlier, a police cordon was established around part of the station as police investigated.

A witness at the scene said a silver Mercedes car was visible inside the police cordon and people were seen to be coming and going from the station or standing in groups hugging each other.

Anyone with information can contact Whangarei Police 09 430 4500 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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