Murder inquiry launched in Southampton after death of pensioner in Polygon area of city

Daily Echo: The scene in Devonshire Road this morning The scene in Devonshire Road this morning

A MURDER probe is underway in Southampton after a 71year-old man was found collapsed in the street.

Police have confirmed that four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 71 -year-old man in Southampton.

Officers were called to Morris Road just after 10.15pm last night following reports of a man collapsed in the street.

He was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Police confirmed they are currently identifying and tracing next-of-kin, and will not be in a position to confirm the identity of the victim until they have been informed and formal identification has taken place.

A post mortem examination will be conducted by a Home Office pathologist in due course to help establish cause of death.

Part of Morris Road is currently closed whilst a forensic investigation is carried out and is likely to remain closed for most of today.

The four arrested, three men aged 35, 43 and 53, and a 69-year-old woman, are currently in custody they will be questioned by police throughout today.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact 101 and ask for Major Investigation Team quoting Operation Fabia. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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9:05am Tue 24 Jun 14

halibutjackson says...

Police and mental health cuts in acion.
Police and mental health cuts in acion. halibutjackson
  • Score: -15

9:06am Tue 24 Jun 14

halibutjackson says...

halibutjackson wrote:
Police and mental health cuts in acion.
*action
[quote][p][bold]halibutjackson[/bold] wrote: Police and mental health cuts in acion.[/p][/quote]*action halibutjackson
  • Score: -15

9:17am Tue 24 Jun 14

Emmalice says...

Devonshire road was also taped off by police around midnight leading into the early hours last night, any information on that? Half of the road was filled wih police cars and vans
Devonshire road was also taped off by police around midnight leading into the early hours last night, any information on that? Half of the road was filled wih police cars and vans Emmalice
  • Score: 8

9:52am Tue 24 Jun 14

Wupperty says...

Ahhh what a place!
Ahhh what a place! Wupperty
  • Score: -20

10:25am Tue 24 Jun 14

mikegold36 says...

now thats 3 incidents in about 2 weeks. what has happened?
now thats 3 incidents in about 2 weeks. what has happened? mikegold36
  • Score: -3

11:30am Tue 24 Jun 14

Hastagger says...

halibutjackson wrote:
Police and mental health cuts in acion.
Until you know the full facts, why not stay quiet. You are only embarrassing yourself by trying to promote a leftie agenda from someone else's suffering. I hope you will offer a full apology if the facts, when they emerge, disprove your rhetoric. #bandwagon #loonieleft #trends
[quote][p][bold]halibutjackson[/bold] wrote: Police and mental health cuts in acion.[/p][/quote]Until you know the full facts, why not stay quiet. You are only embarrassing yourself by trying to promote a leftie agenda from someone else's suffering. I hope you will offer a full apology if the facts, when they emerge, disprove your rhetoric. #bandwagon #loonieleft #trends Hastagger
  • Score: 6

1:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

somee1 says...

Omg it's all happening in Southampton lately,glad I just moved out of Southampton!!
Omg it's all happening in Southampton lately,glad I just moved out of Southampton!! somee1
  • Score: -5

2:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

camerajuan says...

Wupperty wrote:
Ahhh what a place!
God a man dies and all you can think of is to say this ridiculous phrase! Grow up you pathetic child. That goes for anyone else thinking this phrase.

Condolences to the family of the victim. Here's hoping the investigation proves fruitful.
[quote][p][bold]Wupperty[/bold] wrote: Ahhh what a place![/p][/quote]God a man dies and all you can think of is to say this ridiculous phrase! Grow up you pathetic child. That goes for anyone else thinking this phrase. Condolences to the family of the victim. Here's hoping the investigation proves fruitful. camerajuan
  • Score: 4

5:26pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rudolph_hucker says...

camerajuan wrote:
Wupperty wrote:
Ahhh what a place!
God a man dies and all you can think of is to say this ridiculous phrase! Grow up you pathetic child. That goes for anyone else thinking this phrase.

Condolences to the family of the victim. Here's hoping the investigation proves fruitful.
What idiot started that anyway?
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wupperty[/bold] wrote: Ahhh what a place![/p][/quote]God a man dies and all you can think of is to say this ridiculous phrase! Grow up you pathetic child. That goes for anyone else thinking this phrase. Condolences to the family of the victim. Here's hoping the investigation proves fruitful.[/p][/quote]What idiot started that anyway? rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -7

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