Homicide investigation launched after Canterbury death

A homicide investigation has been launched after a man died in the rural Canterbury district of Charing Cross.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Grange Rd, some 30km west of Christchurch, about 3.30pm.

Police said in a statement their initial inquiries suggested an altercation took place between two men.

A number of people were helping investigating officers.

A scene guard will remain in place overnight and a full scene examination will begin in the morning.

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