Fight between two groups at velodrome before man fatally injured, police say


Police have finished a scene examination at the Manukau Velodrome as they continue their inquiry into the death of a 21-year-old man yesterday.

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Manukau Velodrome (file pic) Photo: Google Maps

The victim was taken to Middlemore Hospital with critical injuries around 6am but died a short time later.

Detective Inspector Karen Bright from Counties Manukau police said there had been “an altercation” between two groups of people at the velodrome early yesterday.

Police were following several lines of inquiry, she said.

A post mortem will be carried out today.

While the man has been formally identified, his name will not be released until all his next-of-kin are informed, Detective Inspector Bright said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident at the velodrome between the hours of 5am and 6am is asked to contact police on 105 quoting file number 220101/8975.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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