35-year-old dead after attack in the early hours in Eastleigh

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  • Police launch murder probe after death of 35-year-old in street fight
  • Detectives hunt missing shoe as investigation gets underway in Eastleigh
  • Two men arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Death shocks High Street residents and shoppers

4:28pm

4:27pm

Meanwhile, police say they have lifted the cordons and are gradually leaving the scene of the tragedy.

4:24pm

This sign has been placed on the door of Newsmarket, suggesting it will close "until further notice".

Daily Echo:

4:17pm

Police say they have 24 hours in which to question to men arrested on suspicion of murder. After this, they can apply for an extension if needed.

3:28pm

A steady stream of people have been leaving flowers outside the Newsmarket news agents this afternoon.

Daily Echo:

3:26pm

Neighbours were awoken by police knocking on their doors as officers and paramedics rushed to the man.
Earlier they heard shouting and raised voices but assumed it was people returning home on Saturday night.
One woman said: "I heard some shouting but thought it was  normal Saturday night sounds.
" you always here people shoving pushing and mucking around."
A 28-year-old man said: "My wife heard raised voices but the first thing I knew was looking out and seeing all the police cars."

2:48pm

He adds: "Outside the shop, there are bunches of flowers. There are also people coming from the Swan Centre coming to see what is happening after learning of the tragic incident.

"Every five minutes or so, neighbours are coming out of their homes and enquiring about what's happened.

"There is shock and commotion within the community."

2:42pm

Daily Echo reporter Maxwell Kusi-Obodum has this from the scene: "The white forensic tent has been taken down, but there are still a large number of police cars around - about four or five still in the street.

"Meanwhile there are still detectives carrying out door-to-door enquiries and talking to residents.

"There are also shocked regulars standing outside the Chamberlaine Arms nearby.

"Some were gasping, holding their heads in their hands and looking shocked by what has happened."

2:36pm

Daily Echo:

2:36pm

Daily Echo:

2:35pm

Flowers are being left outside the Newsmarket newsagents.

Police have now lifted part of the cordon following initial searches in the area.

2:34pm

A short while ago, police removed a blue Peugeot car from the scene.

It was reversed on to a flat bed truck and transported from the scene for examination.

2:34pm

To recap; police have arrested two local men in their 20s following the death of a 35-year-old man.

Eastleigh High Street has been cordoned off at the spot where the man was found in the early hours of the morning.

He was rushed to hospital where he died a short while later.

Scenes of crime investigators have been on Eastleigh High Street all morning trying to piece together what happened.

The community has been left in shock by the death.

2:05pm

Flowers have been left close to the scene with messages of condolence.

One note says simply: "So very sad".

1:55pm

Forensics have started a detailed search of the area.

Daily Echo:

1:54pm

Martin Long, 46, from nearby Market Street, said: "I got a call earlier this morning from a friend asking if I was ok because someone got injured.
"We are a little town you don't expect this here.
"This is a big one off."

1:54pm

Forensics officers in masks have been working at the scene while officers have been standing guard outside the Newsmarket newsagent.

Victoria Naava, 42, from nearby Chamberlaine Road, who tried to visit the shop today said: "This is unbelievable.
"It's the first time I've heard of anything like this happening in Eastleigh."

1:17pm

THE Mayor of Eastleigh today expressed his shock at the killing.
Cllr Malcolm Cross said: “It is shocking. Eastleigh is generally a very safe place. We pride ourselves on having a safe area.
“It is very sad. I feel for his parents, family or partner.”

12:41pm

Police have called their investigation Operation Bedale. An appeal has been issued for witnesses to the fight.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "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."

12:38pm

Forensics have been conducting a finger tip search of the area, even checking public bins in their hunt for clues.

Daily Echo:

12:31pm

The death has already sent shockwaves through what is a close-knit community.

One resident, Stephen Slominski, said: “I am very shocked. It is not what you expect. Eastleigh has a very low crime rate. We don't know if it was an altercation in a house or perhaps someone has gone outside to remonstrate with someone and been attacked.”

12:23pm

Police have cordoned off an area of the High Street and a white tent has been erected in the middle of the road, just yards from the busy Swan Centre and close to houses.

Daily Echo:

12:19pm

Daily Echo reporter Maxwell Kusi-Obodum is at the scene this morning. He told us this: "The incident, in the heart of the town centre busy with Sunday shoppers, has been attracting a lot of attention with passers-by watching the police activity.
"Forensic officers in white overalls and some in face masks are examining the area. Three police vans are parked up.
"Two shops, a newsagent and a tattoo parlour are closed as they stand within the sealed off area."

12:11pm

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

12:11pm

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

12:10pm

Video of the scene in Eastleigh High Street.

 

12:00pm

Det Supt Barton added: "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."

11:59am

The investigation took a fresh twist as it was revealed police are looking for footwear that one of their suspects may have lost during the alleged fight this morning.

11:58am

"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," said Det Supt Barton.

11:56am

Daily Echo: DCI Paul Barton

The investigation is being run by Hampshire's Major Investigation Team.

Det Supt Paul Barton said this morning: "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.

11:49am

A white tent has been erected on the road and forensics in white suits are working at the scene.

11:37am

And as the situation developed this morning, police revealed they had arrested two men, aged 25 and 22. They have been arrested and are currently in custody.

11:36am

Shocked residents have been waking up to find emergency services working at the scene.

11:33am

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.

11:27am

11:26am

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.

11:22am

A murder probe is underway in Eastleigh today after an attack in the early hours of this morning

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12:07pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

It's just sickening isn't it, just one murder trial after another at the moment.
It's just sickening isn't it, just one murder trial after another at the moment. bigfella777
  • Score: 4

12:16pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Saintsincethe60s says...

bigfella777 wrote:
It's just sickening isn't it, just one murder trial after another at the moment.
Yes perhaps we should have a referendum on the death penalty as well as Europe
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It's just sickening isn't it, just one murder trial after another at the moment.[/p][/quote]Yes perhaps we should have a referendum on the death penalty as well as Europe Saintsincethe60s
  • Score: 5

2:06pm Sun 30 Mar 14

The_Fuzz22 says...

Saintsincethe60s wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
It's just sickening isn't it, just one murder trial after another at the moment.
Yes perhaps we should have a referendum on the death penalty as well as Europe
Countries with the death penalty have murder rates just as high as those without, proving it to be entirely ineffective. There's also the added risk of executing an innocent before compelling evidence to support their case comes to light.
[quote][p][bold]Saintsincethe60s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It's just sickening isn't it, just one murder trial after another at the moment.[/p][/quote]Yes perhaps we should have a referendum on the death penalty as well as Europe[/p][/quote]Countries with the death penalty have murder rates just as high as those without, proving it to be entirely ineffective. There's also the added risk of executing an innocent before compelling evidence to support their case comes to light. The_Fuzz22
  • Score: 9

2:52pm Sun 30 Mar 14

smith62 says...

That end of eastleigh is not as safe as the mayor would have you believe! i lived there for 10 years and the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed, RIP
That end of eastleigh is not as safe as the mayor would have you believe! i lived there for 10 years and the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed, RIP smith62
  • Score: 2

3:20pm Sun 30 Mar 14

knac says...

Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out
Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out knac
  • Score: 4

3:35pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

knac wrote:
Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out
You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish
[quote][p][bold]knac[/bold] wrote: Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out[/p][/quote]You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish bigfella777
  • Score: 2

3:45pm Sun 30 Mar 14

mike coll says...

bigfella777 wrote:
knac wrote:
Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out
You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish
Sorry got to disagree with your comment, a fool recently punched a pedestrian for complaining about a bike rider on the pavement, the fool killed the man and the judge gave him four and a half years, he will be out in a little over 2.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knac[/bold] wrote: Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out[/p][/quote]You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish[/p][/quote]Sorry got to disagree with your comment, a fool recently punched a pedestrian for complaining about a bike rider on the pavement, the fool killed the man and the judge gave him four and a half years, he will be out in a little over 2. mike coll
  • Score: 14

3:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

thesouth says...

mike coll wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
knac wrote:
Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out
You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish
Sorry got to disagree with your comment, a fool recently punched a pedestrian for complaining about a bike rider on the pavement, the fool killed the man and the judge gave him four and a half years, he will be out in a little over 2.
He was convicted of manslaughter not murder
[quote][p][bold]mike coll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knac[/bold] wrote: Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out[/p][/quote]You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish[/p][/quote]Sorry got to disagree with your comment, a fool recently punched a pedestrian for complaining about a bike rider on the pavement, the fool killed the man and the judge gave him four and a half years, he will be out in a little over 2.[/p][/quote]He was convicted of manslaughter not murder thesouth
  • Score: -3

3:58pm Sun 30 Mar 14

thesouth says...

smith62 wrote:
That end of eastleigh is not as safe as the mayor would have you believe! i lived there for 10 years and the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed, RIP
It's much better than other areas. You may be rolled up in cotton wall if you think Eastleigh is bad
[quote][p][bold]smith62[/bold] wrote: That end of eastleigh is not as safe as the mayor would have you believe! i lived there for 10 years and the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed, RIP[/p][/quote]It's much better than other areas. You may be rolled up in cotton wall if you think Eastleigh is bad thesouth
  • Score: 1

4:05pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ameliaS says...

thesouth wrote:
mike coll wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
knac wrote:
Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out
You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish
Sorry got to disagree with your comment, a fool recently punched a pedestrian for complaining about a bike rider on the pavement, the fool killed the man and the judge gave him four and a half years, he will be out in a little over 2.
He was convicted of manslaughter not murder
Manslaughter - that's ok then. Sorry, the man is still dead and 2 years is not enough for taking a life.
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike coll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knac[/bold] wrote: Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out[/p][/quote]You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish[/p][/quote]Sorry got to disagree with your comment, a fool recently punched a pedestrian for complaining about a bike rider on the pavement, the fool killed the man and the judge gave him four and a half years, he will be out in a little over 2.[/p][/quote]He was convicted of manslaughter not murder[/p][/quote]Manslaughter - that's ok then. Sorry, the man is still dead and 2 years is not enough for taking a life. ameliaS
  • Score: 12

4:38pm Sun 30 Mar 14

hayz90 says...

right at the end of the day some poor guy has lost his life and family have lost a loved one :[
right at the end of the day some poor guy has lost his life and family have lost a loved one :[ hayz90
  • Score: 24

5:53pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pompeythesinkingship says...

See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP
See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP pompeythesinkingship
  • Score: 24

5:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

hayz90 says...

pompeythesinkingship wrote:
See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP
do you no who it was ?? such a shame no matter who it is but some1 said it the man in the shop :[
[quote][p][bold]pompeythesinkingship[/bold] wrote: See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP[/p][/quote]do you no who it was ?? such a shame no matter who it is but some1 said it the man in the shop :[ hayz90
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pompeythesinkingship says...

hayz90 wrote:
pompeythesinkingship wrote:
See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP
do you no who it was ?? such a shame no matter who it is but some1 said it the man in the shop :
No I don't as I live in Shirley but its a shame like all murders but ypu just can't call judgement as its not even got to court reguardless guilty or not guilty thats another stoty in itself ..I dont comment much on here cause it always turns into rows but I thought I would speak up on this as it's out of order the poor man has not died hours yet
[quote][p][bold]hayz90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompeythesinkingship[/bold] wrote: See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP[/p][/quote]do you no who it was ?? such a shame no matter who it is but some1 said it the man in the shop :[[/p][/quote]No I don't as I live in Shirley but its a shame like all murders but ypu just can't call judgement as its not even got to court reguardless guilty or not guilty thats another stoty in itself ..I dont comment much on here cause it always turns into rows but I thought I would speak up on this as it's out of order the poor man has not died hours yet pompeythesinkingship
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pompeythesinkingship says...

hayz90 wrote:
pompeythesinkingship wrote:
See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP
do you no who it was ?? such a shame no matter who it is but some1 said it the man in the shop :
No I don't as I live in Shirley but its a shame like all murders but ypu just can't call judgement as its not even got to court reguardless guilty or not guilty thats another stoty in itself ..I dont comment much on here cause it always turns into rows but I thought I would speak up on this as it's out of order the poor man has not died hours yet
[quote][p][bold]hayz90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pompeythesinkingship[/bold] wrote: See your all arguing over a sentence that hasn't been past yet who knows what they'll get ..show some respect ..pass ur judgements when the time is right ..im sending my condolences to the family n friends concerned RIP[/p][/quote]do you no who it was ?? such a shame no matter who it is but some1 said it the man in the shop :[[/p][/quote]No I don't as I live in Shirley but its a shame like all murders but ypu just can't call judgement as its not even got to court reguardless guilty or not guilty thats another stoty in itself ..I dont comment much on here cause it always turns into rows but I thought I would speak up on this as it's out of order the poor man has not died hours yet pompeythesinkingship
  • Score: -2

6:28pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pompeythesinkingship says...

** 24 hours yet
** 24 hours yet pompeythesinkingship
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Sun 30 Mar 14

issacchunt says...

Echo. Stop all this now, no need for any comments at this point. My thoughts are with the family and friends.
Echo. Stop all this now, no need for any comments at this point. My thoughts are with the family and friends. issacchunt
  • Score: 3

7:32pm Sun 30 Mar 14

thesouth says...

issacchunt wrote:
Echo. Stop all this now, no need for any comments at this point. My thoughts are with the family and friends.
Why are you commenting then?
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Echo. Stop all this now, no need for any comments at this point. My thoughts are with the family and friends.[/p][/quote]Why are you commenting then? thesouth
  • Score: 6

9:04pm Sun 30 Mar 14

S Pance says...

Rather unfortunate that I went to play the video and was met by an M&M's advert which featured a hostage situation in a convenience store.

Why oh why don't the Echo check these things out and THINK before offending people in this way?

It'd be a joke if someone hadn't sadly died.
Rather unfortunate that I went to play the video and was met by an M&M's advert which featured a hostage situation in a convenience store. Why oh why don't the Echo check these things out and THINK before offending people in this way? It'd be a joke if someone hadn't sadly died. S Pance
  • Score: 5

9:24pm Sun 30 Mar 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

The mayor says eastleigh is a safe place ..no its not a safe place ..macdonald gets gangs all around it ..
The mayor says eastleigh is a safe place ..no its not a safe place ..macdonald gets gangs all around it .. chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Stubs says...

I never feel safe when I walk in Eastleigh. I feel a lot safer when I'm walking in Southampton town compared to Eastleigh.
I never feel safe when I walk in Eastleigh. I feel a lot safer when I'm walking in Southampton town compared to Eastleigh. Stubs
  • Score: -3

10:01pm Sun 30 Mar 14

userds5050 says...

Stubs wrote:
I never feel safe when I walk in Eastleigh. I feel a lot safer when I'm walking in Southampton town compared to Eastleigh.
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: I never feel safe when I walk in Eastleigh. I feel a lot safer when I'm walking in Southampton town compared to Eastleigh.[/p][/quote]Idiot. userds5050
  • Score: 3

1:48am Mon 31 Mar 14

sameeriftikhar says...

bigfella777 wrote:
knac wrote:
Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out
You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish
Should be jail for life
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]knac[/bold] wrote: Should have a sentence to fit the crime ,instead of a couple of years in jail then let out[/p][/quote]You don't get 2 years for murder, that's just rubbish[/p][/quote]Should be jail for life sameeriftikhar
  • Score: 4

2:03am Mon 31 Mar 14

sameeriftikhar says...

It could be happen to any one justis should be done quickly,
It could be happen to any one justis should be done quickly, sameeriftikhar
  • Score: 1

6:21am Mon 31 Mar 14

Debbie sue Cain says...

I believe it was the man in the shop too and I agree that Eastleigh isn't as safe as what some people think! Full of young gangs that would do anything for some money! I hope justice is served, thinking of the relatives of this poor man :(
I believe it was the man in the shop too and I agree that Eastleigh isn't as safe as what some people think! Full of young gangs that would do anything for some money! I hope justice is served, thinking of the relatives of this poor man :( Debbie sue Cain
  • Score: 1

6:22am Mon 31 Mar 14

Debbie sue Cain says...

But absolutely discusted with the m&m video! Very disrespectful this should be taken off.
But absolutely discusted with the m&m video! Very disrespectful this should be taken off. Debbie sue Cain
  • Score: 0

9:21am Mon 31 Mar 14

ToastyTea says...

thesouth wrote:
smith62 wrote: That end of eastleigh is not as safe as the mayor would have you believe! i lived there for 10 years and the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed, RIP
It's much better than other areas. You may be rolled up in cotton wall if you think Eastleigh is bad
Eastleigh is bad, horrible area.
I got attacked there about 4 years ago by 3 idiots when they spotted me taking a p1ss down an alleyway after a night out, all for the sake of a tenner they robbed off me (left with broken nose, broken teeth etc).
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smith62[/bold] wrote: That end of eastleigh is not as safe as the mayor would have you believe! i lived there for 10 years and the last 3 there was nothing but trouble, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed, RIP[/p][/quote]It's much better than other areas. You may be rolled up in cotton wall if you think Eastleigh is bad[/p][/quote]Eastleigh is bad, horrible area. I got attacked there about 4 years ago by 3 idiots when they spotted me taking a p1ss down an alleyway after a night out, all for the sake of a tenner they robbed off me (left with broken nose, broken teeth etc). ToastyTea
  • Score: 0

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