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Police investigating death on Christchurch street

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Tue, 1 Nov 2022, 9:30am
Police at scene of unexplained death on Matipo St, Riccarton. Photo / George Heard
Police at scene of unexplained death on Matipo St, Riccarton. Photo / George Heard

Police investigating death on Christchurch street

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Tue, 1 Nov 2022, 9:30am

Police are investigating an unexplained death in Matipo St, Riccarton, reported around 3.50am.

Part of the street is cordoned off while a scene examination takes place.

The police cordon is outside Wharenui School, near Blenheim Rd, beside Wharenui Swiming Pool and Sports Centre.

The police cordon in place in Matipo St in Riccarton. Photo / Nathan Morton

The police cordon in place in Matipo St in Riccarton. Photo / Nathan Morton

Medical equipment can be seen strewn across the road on the corner of Matipo St and Elizabeth St.

Five red and yellow soft jump packs can be seen open with masks, gloves and bandages at the intersection near traffic lights and on the footpath.

A police forensics tent has now moved to cover the section of road where the medical equipment and splatter of blood lies.

Police staff are now at work inspecting the scene.

Medical equipment strewn across Matipo St at the scene where person has died. Photo / George Heard

Medical equipment strewn across Matipo St at the scene where person has died. Photo / George Heard

Wharenui School has told parents that the school is open despite the cordons being in place.

“Unfortunately there has been an incident overnight in Riccarton on the corner of Elizabeth and Matipo Streets (on the opposite side of the road to the pool). Please be prepared to come into school from Rex Street or Blenheim Road end.”

A mobile police station has now arrived on Matipo St, at the same time as the school busses set to take students of neighbouring Wharenui School to their school camp.

Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

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