‘Good Samaritan’ dies trying to stop fight

Ken Poihipi died after trying to stop a fight in the early hours of Saturday, May 20.

Ken Poihipi died after trying to stop a fight in the early hours of Saturday, May 20.

A “good samaritan” died after trying to intervene and stop an early morning fight.

Ken Poihipi, 64, stepped in to stop two young men squaring up in a dispute over cheating with a partner, on the main street outside a bar in the south Auckland suburb of Papakura, a witness said.

But the Clendon man was instead assaulted himself and fell to the ground. The incident occurred about 2.40am on the corner of Elliot St and Great South Rd.

Elliot St in Papakura, where Ken Poihipi tried to stop a fight.

Elliot St in Papakura, where Ken Poihipi tried to stop a fight.

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