A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a 70-year-old man in Southampton last night.

The body of an elderly man was found at his flat on Bursledon Road after officers were called to the scene at around 9.02pm.

Officers say he was found dead at the scene and his next of kin have been informed.

No-one has been arrested.

Now a murder investigation has been launched to find out the exact circumstances of his death.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.02pm on Wednesday 5 February to a flat in Bursledon Road, Southampton, following the discovery of a man’s body.

"Enquiries into the exact circumstances are ongoing, and we will be in a position to release more information as the investigation continues. Officers remain at the scene and will be in the area conducting enquiries and any residents with concerns should speak to an officer.

"Anyone with information on what happened should call police on 101, quoting incident number 44200045830."