Please attribute to Marlborough Area Commander Inspector Simon Feltham:
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a person died following an incident on Market St, Blenheim early this morning.
Police were called to a disorder incident on Market St at about 2:55am, one person died at the scene.
Two people were also seriously injured and taken to hospital where they remain in a serious condition.
Police are speaking to several people in relation to this incident and an investigation is underway.We are also conducting scene examinations today.
The scenes remain cordoned off and there will be a Police presence in the area as we work to understand the circumstances of these incidents and ensure the community’s safety.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything that could assist is asked to get in touch. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have footage of the incidents.
You can phone Police on 105 and quote job number P046918039. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by phoning CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
Further information will be released when it becomes available.
Issued by the Police Media Centre