Police have arrested a man as the homicide investigation continues into the death of a male in Panmure last night.

At around 7.30pm yesterday, Police received reports of an altercation outside an address on Tripoli Road, Panmure.

Police arrived shortly afterwards and located a man in a critical condition with stab wounds.

CPR was immediately provided however the victim died at the scene.

A homicide investigation was launched and a scene examination commenced yesterday evening, with a scene guard in place overnight.

“A male who was present at the scene when our officers arrived was arrested and taken into custody,” Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Anderson, Auckland City CIB said.

A 48-year-old man, who was known to the victim, has been charged with common assault and was scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court this morning.

Police enquiries are ongoing and we cannot rule out further charges being laid.

Police will remain present at the scene today carrying out further enquiries.

A Post Mortem will take place later today and Police will confirm the identity of the victim after formal identification has been completed and family have been notified.