A man has been critically injured in a stabbing in Christchurch.
Detective Senior Sergeant Leairne Dow said a man was believed to have been stabbed at a property on Picton Ave in Riccarton about 1pm this afternoon.
He was taken to hospital with critical injuries.
Fire and Emergency NZ was also called to the address after a minor fire was reported at the same house.
Police were currently speaking to a woman who was assisting with inquiries, Dow said.