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Neighbours heard screams from house where man, 41, found dead in Fareham
7:19am Tuesday 14th January 2014 in News
A NEIGHBOUR has told how he heard screams coming from a Hampshire house where a man’s body was found.
Max Pike, 17, said he had heard screaming in Gordon Road, Fareham, between 12.30am and 1am on Sunday, but thought it was a drunk.
He told the Daily Echo he now wished he had investigated further.
Police and ambulances descended on a terraced house where they discovered the dead man.
Last night police named him as 41-year-old Andrew Taylor, although they are still unable to confirm the cause of his death as investigations continue.
And officers have also been given extra time to question a 41-year-old woman from Fareham who was arrested on suspicion of his murder.
Yesterday the community was still in shock at the drama that had unfolded in the normally quiet street over the weekend.
The property at the centre of Sunday’s police activity had its porch light on, curtains drawn and purple tape on the door. There was a child’s car seat in the front garden.
Police launched an investigation after the body was found on Sunday.
South Central Ambulance Service sent two ambulance crews and a community responder vehicle but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mother-of-one Karrie Valance, 35, a bar worker, said she saw an ambulance turn up first on Sunday morning.
“I woke up and saw the ambulances and thought someone was poorly,” she said.
“When you see more and more police and people start coming out you draw your own conclusions.”
She added she had heard that the house in question was lived in by a couple and possibly two children.
Diane Hale, 59, a part-time medical receptionist, saw two or three ambulances, a couple of police cars and a crime scene van.
“It’s not an everyday occurrence – it’s just something you think happens elsewhere, it doesn’t happen in your road,” she said.
“We have had police officers knocking on the door but they didn’t give out any information.”
Police are urging anyone with information to contact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team at Fareham police station by calling 101 and quoting Operation Lyonia.
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