The stabbing death of Paul Chong outside a workshop in View Road, Glenfield yesterday brings the number of murders in the Auckland region to at least 10 so far this year.
South African worried by the violence
Riann Twine who works on View Road told the Herald newspaper “Coming from South Africa I’m used to the violence. But I moved here to get away from this.
“I have been in this street for about five years. We have never had this sort of drama. But this is the second incident in a short space of time. A shop owner across the road was recently beaten up, and had to have facial reconstruction. It is a bit of a worry.”
On average there are two murders a month in Auckland, these included:
12 January – Shooting in Redvale of Gene Patrick Atkins, concrete layer aged 28 years
20 January – 49 year old woman died in her Pukekohe home after 2 teenagers set fire to it
27 February – Sanele Sanato died in Middlemore Hospital following a serious assault
1 March -A prisoner at Paremoremo prison
28 March – 37 year old father of 4 Olo Fiti, 37 year-old stabbed in a vicious attack in Otara
8 April – 78 year old Indian immigrant Grandfather died following a road rage attack
15 April – Axe attack in Glen Innes killed a 55 year old man
6 May – 64 year old man stabbed in Henderson
12 May – A woman’s decomposed body found in Western Springs
Police have confirmed on 15 May that a homicide investigation is underway following the post mortem examination of a woman’s body found in a flat in Warick Street, Western Springs. The woman, whose family is overseas, is thought to have lain undiscovered for up to a month. A 47 year old man has appeared in court charged with assaulting the woman and was later charged with murder.
The woman was later revealed to be Nuttider Vaikaen, the man – a 47 year old computer programmer – has been granted name suppression
Last year there were 21 known murders in the Auckland region and 58 nationally.