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Police launch murder probe after body found in house
POLICE have launched a murder inquiry after the body of a man was found in a house in Hampshire.
It comes after police responded to information received shortly after 10pm last about the death of a man.
Officers went to an address in Greenwood Avenue in Cosham where a man's body was found.
A 49-year-old man from Southsea was arrested at Portsmouth Central Police Station shortly before 11pm last night on suspicion of murder.
He remains in police custody for questioning.
The address in Greenwood Avenue remains sealed off today so forensic enquiries for evidence can continue.
A post-mortem examination is due to be held later this week to establish the exact cause of death.
Next-of-kin have been informed, but police won't be in a position to name the deceased in the media until all formal identification procedures are completed.
Officers will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries to gather more information about the circumstances surrounding the death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT) at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.
The Mini-com number, which is used by deaf and hard of hearing callers, has changed to Minicom TextRelay 18001 101.
Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.
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