UPDATE: New Brighton murder investigation

Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells:

Police are continuing with a scene examination following the murder of a woman in her 40s in New Brighton last night.

Police will remain at the scene overnight.

A 43-year-old man appeared in Christchurch District Court this afternoon, charged with the woman’s murder.

Formal identification of the deceased woman has not yet occurred. Police are not in a position to name the woman at this time.

Police ask media to please respect the privacy of the woman’s family at this distressing time.

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