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Woman dead, two hurt

The woman killed in a triple stabbing on Auckland’s North Shore this morning has been identified as Heidi Welman Scott, 41.

She is the partner of Brent Scott, who is in custody after a police manhunt.

The other two victims, both of whom have been in hospital, are Welman Scott’s daughter, Taryn Welman, 22, and her boyfriend, also 22.

Police have confirmed Welman Scott had a protection order against the accused, who had been scheduled to appear in North Shore District Court this afternoon charged with contravening that order.