Police have launched a homicide inquiry after the body of a woman was found in West Auckland.
Officers were called to a house on Takahe Rd in the suburb of Titirangi about 7.50pm where they found the body of a woman, and a man suffering life-threatening injuries.
Both had been victims of a serious assault, a police spokeswoman said.
The man was taken to Auckland Hospital.
A short time later, another a man was taken into custody and was now helping police with their enquiries.
A homicide investigation had been launched and a guard would remain at the scene overnight, the spokeswoman said.
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