Police cordons lifted at scene of alleged Christchurch murder

Police on Armagh St. Photo: George Heard / NZH
Police on Armagh St. Photo: George Heard / NZH
The police cordons in central Christchurch, where a scene examination took place following the death of a man on Sunday, have been removed.

Faiz Ali died after a violent incident at an Armagh St property.

The cordon extended from the intersection of Armagh and Barbadoes Sts and included part of Armagh St east of that intersection. It was taken down on Tuesday afternoon.

"The scene in this particular case is extensive and we appreciate this has caused both a concern and an inconvenience for those living in this area," a police spokesperson said.

"We would like to thank the local community for their continued understanding."

Faiz Ali was allegedly murdered in Christchurch on Sunday night. Photo: Supplied
Faiz Ali was allegedly murdered in Christchurch on Sunday night. Photo: Supplied

Police were initially called to the scene on Sunday after reports of a serious assault and a hammer-wielding man seen "saturated" in blood.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with murder and appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Monday.

If you have any information that may help police, phone 105 and quote file number 210221/8900.

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