9 Jan 2012

Man in court on murder charge

11:08 am on 9 January 2012

A man appeared in Christchurch District Court on Monday charged with the murder of another man in Waltham.

A homicide investigation began on Sunday after a body was found at a residential address in Goldsmith Place, in Waltham.

Detective Inspector David Long says St John Ambulance was initially called to the address, where the man, 65, lived alone. An arrest was made on Sunday night.

The accused, 25, appeared in court on Monday and was remanded in custody until 23 January.

In a statement, police said the men were known to each other.