Mt Roskill stabbing victim identified by police

A 21-year-old man who died after being stabbed has been named.

Rima Fernando Sikei died at the scene at William Blofield Avenue, Mt Roskill shortly after 11pm on Friday night, Auckland Police said.

Sikei was found with critical injuries and ambulance staff were unable to revive him.

A second person found seriously injured at the scene was in a stable condition at Auckland City Hospital on Saturday afternoon. 

One woman told Stuff she heard fighting in the street before a car arrived and two women tried to get two men inside the vehicle.

She said she heard the men mention weapons and talk of a clean fight before more fighting. 

She called police and ran outside to see one man on the ground being attacked by another. She said she saw a metal object. 

The party was in a residential street, in a state housing subdivision between Wesley Intermediate School and the south-western motorway.

A tribute to Sikei in Tongan was shared on Facebook.

“’Ofa atu to my C.A brother,” the tribute said.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Sikei’s death. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin urged anyone with information about the incident to call (09) 3026 557 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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