Murder victim identified

12:54pm Friday 13th April 2012

THE man murdered in Hampshire yesterday has been identified by police.

Simon Geoffrey Mark Warton, aged 27, of Orsmond Close, Waterlooville, was formally identified by next-of-kin and police.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Warton died of a stab wound. Police enquiries are continuing to establish exactly how he received his injuries.

Officers were called to the Dove Close area of Waterlooville at approximately 5.30am on Thursday, April 12, 2012 to reports of a fight involving a number of people who had been at a party in the area overnight.

Mr Warton was taken to hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

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