43-year-old man charged with murder over death of Christchurch woman

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 10:56AM
A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after the death of a woman. (Photo / George Heard)
A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after the death of a woman. (Photo / George Heard)

43-year-old man charged with murder over death of Christchurch woman

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 10:56AM

A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after the death of a woman. 

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

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

A large tent has been erected in the vicinity of the Countdown carpark with police on the scene this morning. 

A 43-year-old man was taken into custody and has since been charged with murder. 

He will appear in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon. 

A scene examination will continue today in the vicinity of the Countdown supermarket car park in Hawke St.