Sudden death at Christchurch address treated as unexplained

A sudden death at a Christchurch address is being treated as unexplained. 

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Police say the death at a Barnett Ave address is currently being treated as unexplained. Source: 1 NEWS

Inquiries are underway after police were called to Barnett Ave, Sydenham, about 2.50pm today.

Police still have a presence at the address, after receiving a report of a sudden death. 

It is believed the address in question is a social housing unit. 

Footage taken by 1 NEWS appears to show a body under a white sheet in a nearby park. 

Police officers in white boiler suits are at the scene.

The sudden death comes about a fortnight after Kenneth Daniel Hawkins, 50, was found seriously injured at Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust on Brougham St in Sydenham and later died.

A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder on April 25.