10 Apr 2013

Body found in burned Christchurch house

9:58 am on 10 April 2013

The Fire Service has discovered a body in a central Christchurch building damaged by fire.

Fire crews were called to the earthquake-damaged building in Peterborough Street shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday, police said.

Due to the extent of the damage to the building, the identity of the victim will not be known until a post mortem is completed.

Police said vagrants have used the building as a shelter.