Police are still looking for witnesses to the stabbing death of Hamilton man Norman Kingi.
The 54-year-old disturbed a group of youths as young as 12 years old breaking into a car on Ranui Street about 11.30pm on Friday and died not long after being taken to Waikato Hospital with critical injuries.
“If you or someone you know had your vehicle broken into overnight, please contact police,” Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said yesterday.
Police are also calling for anyone who saw a group of young women wearing dark clothes around Ranui Street and Ellicott Road about the time of the stabbing.
Two young women, 15 and 13, were arrested following the incident and appeared in the Hamilton Youth Court on Saturday charged with aggravated wounding and unlawful interference with a motor vehicle.
They will appear again in court tomorrow.
A 12-year-old girl has been referred to Youth Aid for unlawful interference with a motor vehicle.
There had been a party in the area with a number of youths attending and police hope some of the young people attending may also be able to provide clues.
Mr Kingi was on his way home from the Frankton Railway Combined Sports Club where he played for an over-50 rugby team. NZN