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Young man found dead in driveway after attending party

A young man whose body was found in a Tauranga driveway this morning is thought to have attended a party at a neighbouring house before his death.

Police were called to Mansfield Street just after 9am after the body of a man was found at the end of a driveway.

The deceased is thought to be a man in his late teens from Western Bay of Plenty.

He is believed to have attended a party last night, which was held next door to where he was found dead, police say. There were no reports of trouble at the party.

Officers did however did a attend a reported stabbing near the intersection of Welcome Bay Road and Ohauiti Road at 12.30am - some distance away from the party, police say.

One man received hand and facial injuries in the stabbing. He was treated at hospital and discharged.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious at either the party or near the scene of the stabbing to come forward.

To give information call Tauranga police on 07 577 4300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Police have launched a homicide investigation in Tauranga. Source: 1 NEWS


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