Woman killed in Christchurch, police launch homicide investigation


A woman has died and a homicide investigation is underway following an assault in New Brighton.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police were called to reports of an assault on Hawke Street at 10.40pm last night.

The woman, in her 40s, was found unresponsive by emergency services and died on the way to hospital.

A 43-year-old man was taken into custody and is assisting police with enquires.

No charges have been laid.

Police will continue a scene examination near the Countdown carpark in Hawke Street.

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