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

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