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Murder investigation after pensioner's death in Southampton

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

Dan Kerins, Digital Editor

Pensioner died after incident in Devonshire Road/Morris Road area of Southampton

  • Four people arrested following the death
  • Roads likely to sealed off for most of the day as forensic teams investigate
  • Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Operation Fabia

  • Comments


    SNUGGLES 78 11:16am Tue 24 Jun 14

    The vile village hits a new low.

    Score: -42
    espanuel 11:22am Tue 24 Jun 14

    SNUGGLES 78 wrote…


    The vile village hits a new low.

    You can always MOVE

    Score: 21
    AD1234 11:46am Tue 24 Jun 14

    It's one of life's mysteries that anyone could defend the hell-hole that is Southampton.

    A Police Officer of my acquaintance who works in the town calls it 'the wild west'.

    I'd like to evacuate (most) people, and get the Luftwaffe back in.

    Gotham City indeed.

    Score: -22
    thesouth 11:55am Tue 24 Jun 14

    SNUGGLES 78 wrote…


    The vile village hits a new low.

    The vile SNUGGLES78 hits a new low

    Score: 18
    thesouth 11:56am Tue 24 Jun 14

    AD1234 wrote…


    It's one of life's mysteries that anyone could defend the hell-hole that is Southampton.

    A Police Officer of my acquaintance who works in the town calls it 'the wild west'.

    I'd like to evacuate (most) people, and get the Luftwaffe back in.

    Gotham City indeed.

    Leave, then you will realise it's not that bad, all cities have crime

    Score: 27
    Service-defender 11:59am Tue 24 Jun 14

    Someone made a crack about the city turning into a Gotham city yesterday and at the time I thought it was insensitive but now I can't help but wonder.

    Crime in Southampton is getting more shocking, increased shoplifting, assaults, sexual attacks and now another murder.

    It's about time something is done, we need more police in our streets and tougher penalties for offenders.

    My thoughts are with the poor man's family and hope justice will be served

    Score: 47
    AD1234 12:07pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    thesouth wrote…


    AD1234 wrote…


    It's one of life's mysteries that anyone could defend the hell-hole that is Southampton.

    A Police Officer of my acquaintance who works in the town calls it 'the wild west'.

    I'd like to evacuate (most) people, and get the Luftwaffe back in.

    Gotham City indeed.
    Leave, then you will realise it's not that bad, all cities have crime

    I have left, thank God, and I'm now in a nice low-crime area. Heaven.

    Score: -17
    SNUGGLES 78 12:11pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    espanuel wrote…


    SNUGGLES 78 wrote…


    The vile village hits a new low.
    You can always MOVE

    long ago lol

    Score: -17
    richieroo 12:41pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    AD1234 wrote…


    thesouth wrote…

    AD1234 wrote…

    It's one of life's mysteries that anyone could defend the hell-hole that is Southampton. A Police Officer of my acquaintance who works in the town calls it 'the wild west'. I'd like to evacuate (most) people, and get the Luftwaffe back in. Gotham City indeed.
    Leave, then you will realise it's not that bad, all cities have crime
    I have left, thank God, and I'm now in a nice low-crime area. Heaven.

    Move on with your life & don't bother going to the effort of logging on to this website & commenting about a story that doesn't affect you in any way then.
    Especially if you no longer live in the area & find Southampton so offensive?. ;-)

    Score: 42
    Phil76 12:48pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    AD1234 wrote…


    thesouth wrote…


    AD1234 wrote…


    It's one of life's mysteries that anyone could defend the hell-hole that is Southampton.

    A Police Officer of my acquaintance who works in the town calls it 'the wild west'.

    I'd like to evacuate (most) people, and get the Luftwaffe back in.

    Gotham City indeed.
    Leave, then you will realise it's not that bad, all cities have crime
    I have left, thank God, and I'm now in a nice low-crime area. Heaven.

    Eh? Heaven is a "low crime area"?

    If the Big Man can't eradicate crime given:
    a) His omnipotence
    b) His punishment options and
    c) only the good 'uns are supposed to get in

    what chance have we mere mortals got.

    Score: 24
    rudolph_hucker 12:56pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Service-defender wrote…


    Someone made a crack about the city turning into a Gotham city yesterday and at the time I thought it was insensitive but now I can't help but wonder.

    Crime in Southampton is getting more shocking, increased shoplifting, assaults, sexual attacks and now another murder.

    It's about time something is done, we need more police in our streets and tougher penalties for offenders.

    My thoughts are with the poor man's family and hope justice will be served

    You missed home invasions and arson off the list as they too are very popular, other than that - spot on.

    Score: -13
    sotonboy84 1:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Got to love DE reporting...

    "Small white spheres have been placed throughout the road, possibly to indicate the position of people involved or where evidence was found."

    The photographs look more like a uniformed Subbuteo game!

    Score: 6
    ToastyTea 1:32pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Scum

    Score: 3
    sparkster 4:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Lets get more police on the beat instead of them being bogged down with paperwork

    Score: 10
    Mike-mike 4:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Does the Echo want to be any more subtle on the front page...

    'MURDER' although appropriate, isn't the nicest way to sell your paper.

    Someone's lost a life...

    Score: -6
    Ciaran 5:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Mike-mike wrote…


    Does the Echo want to be any more subtle on the front page...

    'MURDER' although appropriate, isn't the nicest way to sell your paper.

    Someone's lost a life...

    Er, that's what a murder is.

    This is a newspaper reporting real life - it's not all pleasant things, I'm afraid.

    Score: 15
    Zootopian 5:22pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Mike-mike wrote…


    Does the Echo want to be any more subtle on the front page...

    'MURDER' although appropriate, isn't the nicest way to sell your paper.

    Someone's lost a life...

    You can't complain about it not being nice after calling it 'appropriate'.

    Murder is not a nice thing. It's shocking, upsetting and ultimately dramatic for the people affected by it.

    As a comment above says, this is a newspaper website and it is not their job to sugar the pill of reality. It's job to report what has happened - which is what they're doing.

    Score: 12
    hassanmahmood 5:56pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Can you tell me your gmail

    Score: -9
    SolentColbran 7:52pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    I don't see why the whole street needed to be closed off. I know the police have to carry out work, but life goes on.

    Score: -9
    Charlie Bucket 7:56pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    AD1234 wrote…


    thesouth wrote…


    AD1234 wrote…


    It's one of life's mysteries that anyone could defend the hell-hole that is Southampton.

    A Police Officer of my acquaintance who works in the town calls it 'the wild west'.

    I'd like to evacuate (most) people, and get the Luftwaffe back in.

    Gotham City indeed.
    Leave, then you will realise it's not that bad, all cities have crime
    I have left, thank God, and I'm now in a nice low-crime area. Heaven.

    So why are you still reading these pages?

    Score: 10
    Charlie Bucket 8:00pm Tue 24 Jun 14

    Mike-mike wrote…


    Does the Echo want to be any more subtle on the front page...

    'MURDER' although appropriate, isn't the nicest way to sell your paper.

    Someone's lost a life...

    What would you suggest instead? Fluffy Kitten Plays With Ball of Yarn Whilst Angels Dance With Pixies?

    Score: 10
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    excusemoi 8:21am Wed 25 Jun 14

    People always end up being nasty to each other on here. It's the story we want comments on. I've forgotten what the story is now...

    Score: 4
    pirateemmy 5:57pm Wed 25 Jun 14

    SNUGGLES 78 wrote…


    The vile village hits a new low.

    Three murders in less than one month. What is happening to my beloved city? :(

    Score: 3

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