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Police launch investigation after body found in alley in Woolston
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- Police launch murder investigation after body found
- Tent erected in driveway
- Ambulance crews raise alarm
- Street in Woolston cordoned off
- Body was found in alley
- Woman arrested by police
Police officers hunt for clues near the scene.
This minibus is being taken away from the scene to be examined as part of the murder investigation.
Police say that anyone with any information should contact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team at Southampton Central on 101 quoting Operation Stem or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Det Insp Hurd said: “I’d also like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding regarding any disruption that has been caused while we conduct vital evidence gathering at the scene.
“There is likely to be police activity in the area for a few days while we continue with our enquiries.
“A 25-year-old Southampton woman has been arrested in connection with this murder; however this remains very much an active investigation and we want anyone who can help us, no matter how insignificant the information may seem, to contact us.”
Police have revealed that a 25-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder inquiry.
Det Insp Hurd added: "Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation and a key part of this is to speak to anyone who may have seen the victim in the area between 10.30pm yesterday evening and 3am this morning.
“He is in his early 30s and was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue lettering across the chest, dark trousers and carrying a white carrier bag."
A Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post mortem examination today to help establish the cause of death.
It adds that there were attempts to revive the victim at the scene but he died of head injuries.
The statement says: "Detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in Woolston during the early hours of Saturday, August 24.
"Officers were contacted by the ambulance service just after 2.15am following reports of an injured man lying unconscious in Defender Road."
The investigation is being lead by Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, pictured below.
Hampshire Police have issued a staement regarding the latest on their inquiry.
A police officer is also standing guard outside this telephone box in Bridge Road, which is part of the murder investigation.
11:54am Sat 24 Aug 13
rip to the victim, hopefully justice will be done
11:45am Sat 24 Aug 13
When I heard all the commotion I thought the police were attending another 'bridge jumper' incident. The fact there has been another murder close to where I live, is disturbing news indeed. My condolences go out to all involved.
Police have drafted in sniffer dogs to help hunt for clues.
Peartree ward councillor Paul Lewzey, who represents Defender Road, said: "It's a shock as it's nice area.
"It's normally quite quiet around here and I would hope that the impact won't be too bad for the people living in the street.
"Hopefully the police can investigate it effectively and find the perpetrator as soon as possible."
Police at the scene.
Police forensics specialists are kitting up and preparing to examine the site where the man's body was found in the early hours of the morning.
Forensics officers are now at the scene.
Police have now confirmed that they have launched a murder investigation.
11:04am Sat 24 Aug 13
Saintly Sam says
I live in Defender Road and was woken up at 04:45 this morning due to the noise the police were making, the road and cut way that joins Defender Road and Tankerville Road are still cordoned off, cops are not saying anything though.
Ambulance staff have revealed that body was found in an alleyway and not in a house as first thought.
Polce guard each end of Defender Road
Pensioner Brenda Cox said news of the death had sent shock waves through the community.
The Bridge Road resident said: "I'm shocked something like this has happened. Certainly nothing like this has happened in the 63 years I've been living here."
Police at the scene
Another video from James Franklin at the scene
Echo reporter James Franklin has sent this video of the scene in Defender Road this morning.
He added: "They banged on my door and said that someone had lost their life.
"They asked if we'd heard anything. It's quite worrying."
Defender Road resident Ben, who didn't want to disclose his full name, said he was woken up by the police at 4am.
Woolston resident Sherin Sullivan said her son saw a young woman and three children being escorted from Highlands House in Defender Road, below, at about 5.35am this morning.
Police hunt for witnesses
A forensics officer is dusting down a telephone box in Bridge Road as part of the investigation.
CCTV footage at the nearby Co-Op store is also being looked through.
This picture of the scene was taken by Tom Stanley.
A Woolston resident, who only wanted her first name, Tina, used, said: "It's tragic, I feel for their family. It's so so sad."
Police cordon off Defender Road
Police spokesman added that officers were alerted by ambulance crews called to the scene at 2.15am.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: “An area of defender road has been cordoned off following the discovery of a man’s body.”
White and yellow tent has been erected in the driveway of a house in the street.
The whole street has been cordoned off by police who are standing guard at either end.
This morning police officers were at the scene in Defender Road.
Officers have not revealed whether the death of the man, who has not been named, is being treated as suspicious.
They were alerted after ambulance crews were called to the home in the early hours of this morning.
Police have launched in investigation in the death in Woolston.
A man’s body has been found in a house in Southampton today
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