A man fatally stabbed in Invercargill early today has been
named by police as Darnell Glen Leslie.
Senior Sergeant Olaf Jensen said the 31-year-old Invercargill
resident was found mortally wounded when police were called
to an address in Charles Street, in the north of the city,
Mr Leslie was taken to Southland Hospital where he died a
short time later.
Mr Jensen said a 26-year-old man, suffering injuries, was
found at the address and taken to hospital.
About 20 police investigators, including ESR staff, were
working on the inquiry and the Charles Street house had been
cordoned off while a scene examination was carried out.
Mr Jensen highlighted the excellent work of police and St
John staff who responded to the emergency call.
They had been able to immediately remove Mr Leslie from the
scene and take him to hospital.
"The armed offenders squad was then used to secure the
address and located the 26-year-old male inside the address
suffering from injuries that required hospitalisation," Mr
"His injuries are not life-threatening and the cause of which
will form part of the investigation." Mr Jensen said police
had not yet interviewed the injured man, but were not looking
for anyone else in connection with the incident.