Police are treating the death of a man whose body was found in a hedge in Christchurch as not suspicious.

The body of a man in his 60s was found near the Back to Bed carpark on Moorhouse Ave, between Montreal St and Durham St South.

Police were notified at 8.50am.

A Back to Bed staff member said police were at the scene when he arrived at work this morning.


An employee of Lighthouse Lighting, which is located in the same complex as Back to Bed, said police were still at the scene at 10.30am and had put up a cordon.

Police are working to identify the man.

The death will be referred to the Coroner.