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Police say Kevin Wyeth died of head injuries in Defender Road, Woolston
12:46pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
Police today named the man murdered in a Southampton alleyway.
Kevin Wyeth suffered head, neck and facial injuries in the attack in Woolston.
Tributes have today been paid to the 31-year-old found in the alley in the early hours or yesterday.
Bunches of flowers and an old Saints shirt have been left at the spot where Mr Wyeth, of Kingsclere Avenue, died.
Police also revealed today that a 31-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested in connection with the murder.
He is currently being questioned by detectives.
Also still being held over the killing is a 25-year-old woman arrested yesterday.
Earlier today police removed the white tent that had been used to protect the scene as they looked for clues.
Police say a post mortem revealed that Mr Wyeth had suffered head, neck and face injuries.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene at about 2.15am.
The road in Woolston had been cordoned off as police forensics specialists investigate, while an appeal for information has been issued.
A tent was erected in the alleyway where the body was found, while sniffer dogs are helping pice officers searched for clues.
A telephone box in Bridge Road was also examined as part of the investigation.
Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, pictured below, who is leading the investigation, said: “This still remains an active investigation and we are attempting to piece together Kevin’s movements in the hours before his death.
“We know he was seen in Wharncliffe Road around 10.30pm and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen or spoken to Kevin between 10.30pm on Friday evening and 2.30am on Saturday when he was found in the alleyway off Defender Road, near to the cut through with Tankerville Road."
She added: “He was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue lettering across the chest, dark trousers and carrying a white carrier bag.
"Did you see Kevin? Did you speak to him? If you have any information that can help us, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should phone 101, quoting Operation Stem.
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