A man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Ashburton last night.
Police launched an investigation after they were called to a house on McDonald St about 10.30pm.
A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of stab wounds.
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in relation to the incident.
Authorities said this morning he had been charged with murder.
He is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court today.
Officers are carrying out a scene examination this morning.