Broken neck killed man

A 72-year-old man was found dead at this property in St Heliers. Photo / Greg Bowker
A 72-year-old man was found dead at this property in St Heliers. Photo / Greg Bowker

A 72-year-old man found dead in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers broke his neck after a fight with a younger man he knew well.

A post-mortem examination yesterday on Brian Lindsay Culpan revealed a broken neck consistent with a fall. It is understood the Rodney man ent to the house in Maskell St on Thursday afternoon to see his daughter, and neighbours told the Weekend Herald he had been involved in a physical altercation with a man there.

A 50-year-old man is on bail after being charged with assault.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf04 at 27 Jul 2016 03:50:49 Processing Time: 832ms