Death in Ashburton overnight prompts homicide investigation

An Ashburton house where a 23-year-old man died last night is being forensically examined.

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

They were called to an address in Tinwald about 11.45pm.

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The man was critically injured and died at the scene a short time later.

The property has been cordoned off and investigators are examining the scene.

Detective Inspector Michael Ford said people were reportedly threatened at a party at the house, and he‘s asking for anyone with information about the party to come forward.

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