A MURDER investigation is underway after a man died having suffered serious injuries in the early hours of today.

The 30-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to Southampton General Hospital.

He was involved in what police have described as a "disturbance" outside Cranbury Terrace just before 4am.

Another man, aged 38, has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Police have clarified the man who died was not the emergency worker.

You can follow the latest updates here.

For reaction from residents, click here.

Statement in full

In a statement, a spokesperson from Hampshire police said: "A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Southampton.

"We were called at 3.58am today (29 June) to Cranbury Terrace following a report of a disturbance outside a property there.

"Officers attended within a few minutes and located a 30-year-old man on the floor nearby with serious injuries.

"We administered first aid and the man was taken to Southampton General Hospital. His death was confirmed shortly after arriving at hospital.

"His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"A 38-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault by beating of an emergency worker and he remains in police custody at this time.

"A crime scene is in place in Cranbury Terrace and is expected to remain there for some time while we conduct enquiries. 

"Officers will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area, so please speak to them if you live nearby and have any concerns.

"Detective Chief Inspector Danielle Daltrey said: 'Firstly, I would like to say my thoughts are with the family of the man who has died.

"I understand this incident will be of concern to the local community, but I would like to reassure them that we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public at this time.

"Our investigation is at an early stage and we are working hard to establish exactly what happened.

"If you were in the vicinity of Cranbury Terrace at the time, did you hear or see anything out of the ordinary or of concern?

"Do you have any dash cam, ring doorbell or CCTV footage that could aid our investigation?

"If so, please contact us as soon as you can – you could make a real difference.'

"Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 and quote Operation Macro or the crime reference number 44220258475.

"You can also send us information online by going to https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC22W05-PO1 and quoting the same reference number.

"Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org."

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