Christchurch Police have launched a homicide enquiry after a male was fatally wounded overnight.
Police were called to a Redwood address shortly after 2am this morning following an assault.
A 24 year old male appeared in the Christchurch District Court this morning charged with murder.
Police are still conducting a scene examination and are speaking to family and friends of the victim.
The family have asked that their privacy be respecting during this traumatic time.
For more information please contact Kevin Sinnott at Police National Headquarters on 027 705 0341. Please do not direct any media enquiries to Christchurch District.