8 Jan 2012

Arrest after discovery of man's body in Christchurch

9:40 pm on 8 January 2012

A man has been arrested after the discovery of another man's body in a house in Christchurch.

A 65-year-old man was found dead in his house in Goldsmith Place in the suburb of Waltham where he lived alone.

Christchurch police launched a homicide investigation and have charged a 25-year-old man with his murder.

He will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Monday.

The man charged and the dead man knew each other.