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New Brighton murder – police updates

A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after a woman was killed overnight.

Police were called to reports of an assault in Hawke Street, New Brighton at 10.40pm last night.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was unresponsive when emergency services arrived, and tragically died while being transported to hospital.

A 43-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene and is assisting Police with our enquiries. At this stage no charges have been laid.

A scene examination will continue today in the vicinity of the Countdown carpark in Hawke Street.

Update:

Police are continuing with a scene examination following the murder of a woman in her 40s in New Brighton last night.

Police will remain at the scene overnight.

A 43-year-old man appeared in Christchurch District Court this afternoon, charged with the woman’s murder.

Formal identification of the deceased woman has not yet occurred. Police are not in a position to name the woman at this time.

Police ask media to please respect the privacy of the woman’s family at this distressing time.

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