Threats reported at party in township near Ashburton where man found fatally injured

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Emergency services tried to help the critically injured 23-year-old man, but he died at an Ashburton property. Source: 1 NEWS

Police investigating a homicide in Ashburton overnight are appealing for information about a party in Tinwald where people were reportedly threatened.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Anderson said emergency services were called to a home in McDonald Street in the Ashburton suburb of Netherby about 11.45pm, where they found a 23-year-old man with critical injuries.

The man died at the scene a short time later.

Police say it's understood there may have been a party at an address in nearby Tinwald last evening where people were reportedly threatened.

Detective Inspector Michael Ford said police were speaking to a number of people present at the incident in Ashburton. 

The property where the man died has since been cordoned off while a forensic scene examination is carried out. 

Mr Ford said the man's body is expected to undergo a medical examination tomorrow.

Anyone with information about the Tinwald party is urged to contact Police immediately by calling 105, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.