Eastleigh town centre cordoned off in murder probe

Daily Echo: Murder police cordon off Eastleigh High Street Murder police cordon off Eastleigh High Street

POLICE have today launched a murder probe in Eastleigh after a man sustained severe head injuries.

They have cordoned off part of Eastleigh town centre following the attack early today.

Scenes of crime officers are this morning working in the High Street area gathering clues to the attack.

Part of the High Street was closed at 5.45am and is likely to remain shut all day, said a police spokeswoman this morning.

Daily Echo:

Police officers are interviewing local residents and trying to identify the people involved in the incident.

Police believe there was an altercation in the residential area of the High Street at around 4.30am in which a 35-year-old local man sustained severe head injuries. His identity has not been released.

Officers and ambulance crew attended swiftly, and he was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later.

Daily Echo:

A post mortem will be conducted by a Home Office pathologist either later today or tomorrow, to help establish cause of death.

Two men, aged 25 and 22, have been arrested and are currently in custody.

The investigation is being run by Hampshire's Major Investigation Team. Det Supt Paul Barton, leading the investigation, said: "We want to reassure local residents that this appears to be an isolated incident, and if they have any concerns to come forward and speak to officers who will be in the area today.

"We will be studying CCTV from the area, and we urge anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information which could help us to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible.

"We believe it is possible that one of the suspects may have lost their footwear during the altercation and we would ask that if any local residents find any shoes discarded in their garden or alrong the road from the route along the High Street to Chestnut Avenue to please just contact us and we will collect them."

Anyone who has information which can assist this investigation is urged to call 101 and quote Operation Bedale.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

 

 

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11:20am Sun 30 Mar 14

SaintJoeBhoy says...

There is a bit of a difference between seriously injured and dead. Regardless hope they catch the people who have done this and justice is served. RIP
There is a bit of a difference between seriously injured and dead. Regardless hope they catch the people who have done this and justice is served. RIP SaintJoeBhoy
  • Score: 15

1:00pm Sun 30 Mar 14

RyudoSkye says...

R.I.P. I hope they find who done this. Life is too short as it is and we don't need things like this happening to us and our loved ones. How would they like it if it was one of their loved ones.
R.I.P. I hope they find who done this. Life is too short as it is and we don't need things like this happening to us and our loved ones. How would they like it if it was one of their loved ones. RyudoSkye
  • Score: 9

4:03pm Sun 30 Mar 14

vag says...

I can count on one hand, the amount of murders in Eastleigh, as long as I've known the place. That's very bad news indeed. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the deceased.
I can count on one hand, the amount of murders in Eastleigh, as long as I've known the place. That's very bad news indeed. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the deceased. vag
  • Score: 3

5:07pm Sun 30 Mar 14

SotonGreen says...

It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.
It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen. SotonGreen
  • Score: -8

7:52pm Sun 30 Mar 14

smith62 says...

SotonGreen wrote:
It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.
I have to agree, i lived that end of Eastleigh for 10 years and in the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, i will say though that not all areas of Eastleigh are the same, were we are now is lovely.
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.[/p][/quote]I have to agree, i lived that end of Eastleigh for 10 years and in the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, i will say though that not all areas of Eastleigh are the same, were we are now is lovely. smith62
  • Score: 5

8:10pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Gossie. says...

A friend of mine's family live in the High Street, and the Police are forever arttending due to drugs, drink and general unsociable behaviour.
A friend of mine's family live in the High Street, and the Police are forever arttending due to drugs, drink and general unsociable behaviour. Gossie.
  • Score: 4

9:32pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Huey says...

smith62 wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.
I have to agree, i lived that end of Eastleigh for 10 years and in the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, i will say though that not all areas of Eastleigh are the same, were we are now is lovely.
Beastly Eastleigh, ahhhh what a place.
Probably another scum on scum killing.
[quote][p][bold]smith62[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.[/p][/quote]I have to agree, i lived that end of Eastleigh for 10 years and in the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, i will say though that not all areas of Eastleigh are the same, were we are now is lovely.[/p][/quote]Beastly Eastleigh, ahhhh what a place. Probably another scum on scum killing. Huey
  • Score: -13

9:43pm Sun 30 Mar 14

East stand benches says...

Lived in high street for 10 years, 10 yards from this tragic incident. The worst thing that has ever happened to us, is a bike getting stolen from the garden years ago. All these comments suggesting that this is a terrible place to live with drugs, violence and anti social behaviour are completely wide of the mark. It has a great community feel to it, the victim was central to that community, and everyone who knew him/used the shop on a daily basis will be in a state of shock, myself included. Any uninformed comments should maybe saved for less serious news articles, my hope is that the echo will stop opening up these comment pages for stories like this, allowing people to write whatever they like so soon after a family has lost a loved one in such a tragic way.
Lived in high street for 10 years, 10 yards from this tragic incident. The worst thing that has ever happened to us, is a bike getting stolen from the garden years ago. All these comments suggesting that this is a terrible place to live with drugs, violence and anti social behaviour are completely wide of the mark. It has a great community feel to it, the victim was central to that community, and everyone who knew him/used the shop on a daily basis will be in a state of shock, myself included. Any uninformed comments should maybe saved for less serious news articles, my hope is that the echo will stop opening up these comment pages for stories like this, allowing people to write whatever they like so soon after a family has lost a loved one in such a tragic way. East stand benches
  • Score: 18

10:03pm Sun 30 Mar 14

userds5050 says...

Huey wrote:
smith62 wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.
I have to agree, i lived that end of Eastleigh for 10 years and in the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, i will say though that not all areas of Eastleigh are the same, were we are now is lovely.
Beastly Eastleigh, ahhhh what a place.
Probably another scum on scum killing.
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smith62[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: It isn't an isolated incident, Eastleigh is a hateful violent place full of yobs and drunkards. Something like this was bound to happen.[/p][/quote]I have to agree, i lived that end of Eastleigh for 10 years and in the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, i will say though that not all areas of Eastleigh are the same, were we are now is lovely.[/p][/quote]Beastly Eastleigh, ahhhh what a place. Probably another scum on scum killing.[/p][/quote]Idiot. userds5050
  • Score: 10

12:11pm Mon 31 Mar 14

eNkEi1 says...

I knew this man... he owned my local shop in town and he was a decent bloke would never hurt anyone and had a very kind heart. This is a huge tragedy my thoughts are with the family. I hope they send whoever did this to prison for a long time.

RIP Sean you will be missed.
I knew this man... he owned my local shop in town and he was a decent bloke would never hurt anyone and had a very kind heart. This is a huge tragedy my thoughts are with the family. I hope they send whoever did this to prison for a long time. RIP Sean you will be missed. eNkEi1
  • Score: 3

1:30am Wed 2 Apr 14

annet22 says...

Why him I was shocked, a very kind man always smiling jocking he respected everyone no matter what age we have lost a very special person in the community may his soul rest in peace he will always be remembered I feel for his family its like a dream oh no why why the world is full of hurtless people.we love you sean may God grant you special place in heaven oooh!!!
Why him I was shocked, a very kind man always smiling jocking he respected everyone no matter what age we have lost a very special person in the community may his soul rest in peace he will always be remembered I feel for his family its like a dream oh no why why the world is full of hurtless people.we love you sean may God grant you special place in heaven oooh!!! annet22
  • Score: 2

2:18am Wed 2 Apr 14

girly63 says...

R.I.P.SO SAD,WHAT A WASTE.LETS HOPE OUR COURTS SORT THIS OUT!
R.I.P.SO SAD,WHAT A WASTE.LETS HOPE OUR COURTS SORT THIS OUT! girly63
  • Score: 1

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