Man charged over fatal Auckland hit-and-run

Police have arrested a man after a fatal hit-and-run in Auckland's New Lynn on Monday night.

The 39-year-old has been charged with failing to stop and ascertain injury and will appear in the Waitakere District Court on Monday.

The victim, 51-year-old Shaun Paul Bowker, was hit by a vehicle on Great North Road at about 9pm. He received first aid at the scene but couldn't be revived and died.

"Police would like to thank members of the public who stopped to help that night," says Waitemata Police Detective Sergeant Peter Law.

"We would also like to speak to anyone who came into contact with the victim or assisted with first aid and encourage them to contact Detective Sergeant Peter Law from Waitemata Police on (09) 477 5000."

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.


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