POLICE were today investigating the death of a 26-year-old man found dead at his Hampshire home.

Uniformed and scenes of crime officers arrived at the property in Oriel Drive, Titchfield Common, this morning and their inquiries are continuning.

Two police cars and a forensic unit van were in the quiet cul-de-sac.

The detached house at the centre of the probe has not been cordoned off.

A police spokesman said: “Police attended an address at Oriel Drive this morning. The body of a 26-year-old man was discovered at the address. Investigations are ongoing to establish the cause of death and further details are not being released at this stage.

“It is too early to say if the death is suspicious. We have to establish the cause of death before we know if it is suspicious or not. Nobody has been arrested.”

The body was removed at 12.30pm. It is understood to have been taken away for an autopsy.

Neighbours named the man as Alan Gotty, who lived with his partner Claire.

David De Ste Croix, 29, who lives in the same road, said: “It’s a young couple that live there. They have been there for a couple of years. The police knocked on my door first thing this morning and asked if I had heard anything, but I hadn’t.

“They are a lovely couple, always friendly and smiling.”

Patrick and Margaret Sharkey, who live opposite, had also been woken by police at 4am.

Margaret said: “They are really nice people. It’s very sad whatever has happened. We call him Ronaldo because he looks like the footballer.”