Christchurch Police have taken two men into custody following the death of a woman in Sockburn this afternoon.
Emergency services responded to reports of a potential stabbing on Cheyenne Street at 4.20pm.
On arrival, a woman was located critically injured.
Medical assistance was immediately provided however she died at the scene a short time later.
Two men were taken into custody nearby and are assisting Police with enquiries to establish exactly what has taken place.
Anyone who was in the Cheyenne Street area around the time the woman was injured and may have information which could assist Police is asked to get in touch via 105 and quote event number P051030807.
Cordons are being put in place in the area and Police ask that motorists and pedestrians follow the directions of emergency services staff.
No further information is available at this stage. An update will be provided as soon as more information is available.