A taxi driver sought by police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 27-year-old man has come forward.

The driver picked up 27-year-old Nathan Albert shortly before he was killed on Pilkington Rd, Panmure, shortly after 4am last Tuesday.

Police said the driver contacted police last evening after seeing a media report and has provided details which will assist the homicide investigation.

A 38-year-old Panmure man handed himself in to police last and appeared in Auckland District Court charged with Crimes Act Assault.

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Police would still like to hear from anyone who was in the Panmure or Mt Wellington area and who may have seen a man wearing a light-coloured top and dark shorts, running from the Panmure area towards Sylvia Park around 4.15-5.30am on January 1.

People can call Operation Terri on 0800 4 TERRI or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

- nzherald.co.nz