City street cordoned

City street cordoned

Auckland City

Auckland City Police have cordoned off part of High St next to the Metropolis Hotel after a body was discovered near an outdoor stairwell which runs between the street and the hotel.

Attending officers have requested that pedestrians and motor vehicle traffic stay away from the area as the scene will be cordoned for some time.

Initial reports are that the body – it hasn’t been determined whether it’s male or female – may have been there for a day or two. Its discovery was reported to Police at about 3pm.

Police need to establish whether the body can be removed from the scene today.

If anyone has any information about the body that they can share with Police, they can call the Auckland City Crime Squad on 09 302 6400.

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Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589
Website: www.police.govt.nz