Woman charged with murder over Ashburton death

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested in relation to the death of a man in Ashburton last Friday.

"The woman has been charged with murder and will appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow," Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Quested said last night.

Police searched a Tinwald property on Monday with the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad, Det Snr Sgt Quested said.

Last Friday around 11:45pm, emergency services were called to a property in McDonald St, Netherby in the Canterbury town, where they found a man with critical injuries.

The 23-year-old died at the scene a short time later.

Police were not seeking anyone else in relation to the man's death; however, their investigation was ongoing, he said.