Officers examine detached house in Titchfield Common

Daily Echo: Police at the house in Oriel Drive, Titchfield Common Police at the house in Oriel Drive, Titchfield Common

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.

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“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.”

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3:20pm Fri 13 Feb 09

cherrychris31 says...

I know the man involved. There is nothing criminal at all in it. It is tragic so please give respect
I know the man involved. There is nothing criminal at all in it. It is tragic so please give respect cherrychris31
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3:54pm Fri 13 Feb 09

Bright Spark says...

Fair point cherrychris31
Fair point cherrychris31 Bright Spark
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10:58pm Fri 13 Feb 09

Fisherman's Friend says...

theres a lot going on in that area, hit and run - wife murder - suicide bridge jumpers, hope this was nothing sinister poor man and family.
theres a lot going on in that area, hit and run - wife murder - suicide bridge jumpers, hope this was nothing sinister poor man and family. Fisherman's Friend
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10:04am Sat 14 Feb 09

dfulham says...

I would just like to say that i think the fact that you can not even spell our lost friend's name correctly is very disrespectful
I would just like to say that i think the fact that you can not even spell our lost friend's name correctly is very disrespectful dfulham
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10:50am Sat 14 Feb 09

redemption says...

Im really sad that a friend has passed away Alan Cotty not Gotty atleast get his name right out of respect.

He was a fantastic guy always friendly, warm and funny and a very good music producer.

I spent a few hours recording with him and couldnt ask for a nicer guy to be involved in the music industry.

He will be sorely missed by all, my heart felt sorrow goes to his fiance and family.

Steve.
Im really sad that a friend has passed away Alan Cotty not Gotty atleast get his name right out of respect. He was a fantastic guy always friendly, warm and funny and a very good music producer. I spent a few hours recording with him and couldnt ask for a nicer guy to be involved in the music industry. He will be sorely missed by all, my heart felt sorrow goes to his fiance and family. Steve. redemption
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