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Police interview man on West Coast over Christchurch murder

Police interview man on West Coast over Christchurch homicide

Christchurch Police investigating the homicide of a 24 year old Christchurch woman have travelled to the West Coast this morning to interview a man arrested after an attack on two tourists.

Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald says Police believe the two incidents may be connected.

Police have confirmed the victim was Amy Elizabeth Farrall, aged 24, of Christchurch.

She was reported as missing on Saturday afternoon by an acquaintance, Detective Inspector Fitzgerald says.

Police enquiries led to the discovery of the missing woman's car in a supermarket car park in Woolston early on Sunday morning. The woman's body was found in the boot of the car.

On Sunday afternoon investigators identified a vehicle of interest in relation to the homicide enquiry.

That vehicle was also believed to have been involved in the attack on two tourists on the West Coast, and was involved in a police pursuit. A man was arrested at around 3am today in relation to that incident.

Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald says detectives from Christchurch will be interviewing the man today and over the coming days.

The vehicle found at Woolston has been removed from the scene and secured by police, and will be forensically examined today.

A scene examination is also continuing at a Woolston address where the victim lived. A post-mortem is being conducted today.


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