Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells:
Police are continuing with a scene examination following the murder of a woman in her 40s in New Brighton last night.
Police will remain at the scene overnight.
A 43-year-old man appeared in Christchurch District Court this afternoon, charged with the woman's murder.
Formal identification of the deceased woman has not yet occurred. Police are not in a position to name the woman at this time.
Police ask media to please respect the privacy of the woman’s family at this distressing time.
Note to media: Police are not in a position to provide further comment at this stage.
Issued by Police Media Centre