14 Sep 2016

Man charged with murder after Ashburton stabbing

2:37 pm on 14 September 2016

A man charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Ashburton on Tuesday night has appeared in the Christchurch District Court.

Police were called to McDonald Street in the suburb of Netherby about 10.30pm, following reports a 25-year-old man had died of stab wounds.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and appeared in court today. He has been granted interim name suppression.

He was remanded in custody until 4 October for a callover hearing. A decision will be made then on whether his name suppression will continue.

Police will be at the property today to examine the scene.