17 Feb 2010

Inquiry begins after baby's body discovered at house

8:44 pm on 17 February 2010

A large police cordon has been set up around a house in Christchurch where the body of a baby has been discovered.

Police say they are working to establish the cause of death and the baby's exact age, but say the child may be a newborn. They will not say if the case is suspicious.

The body was removed from the house in the suburb of Waltham on Wednesday afternoon with police examinations concentrating on a car in the driveway.