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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Joel Syme:

Police were notified of a man taken to Christchurch Hospital this morning with critical injuries, he has since died.

As a result Police have now launched a homicide investigation and working to determine the circumstances of the death.

Anyone with information that may assist Police is asked to contact 105, quoting file number 210101/6148.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

More information will be issued when it becomes available.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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