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Man wanted following fatal Taita assault

Police are seeking information from witnesses after a 29-year-old man died from injuries sustained in an assault near the intersection of High Street and Burcham Street in Taita last night.

Police were called to reports of a fight between a group of men on High Street at 7.45pm, and on arrival found a man had sustained critical injuries.

One man, an associate of the victim, has been charged with assault and released on bail.

Police are seeking a third man who was seen leaving the area in a silver station wagon

The man being sought was described by Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch as Maori, of solid build, with dark curly hair and facial tattoos. He was wearing a black top and pants.

Leitch says that Police believe he may have sustained a facial injury in the incident.

The silver station wagon was later located in nearby Pringle Street and has been seized by Police for examination.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or this silver station wagon in the area.

It is possible that items of interest have been discarded by the occupants of the silver station wagon.

Leitch asked residents in the surrounding areas of Burcham Street, Macky Street, Pringle Street and Churton Crescent to search their sections and surrounding footpath areas for anything that could be of relevance.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have observed any activity of note in the time shortly after 7.45pm.

The scene examination on High Street continued today.