Police have provided an update after a man died outside a pub in Romsey.

It had been thought by detectives that Joseph Godden, 28, was involved in a hit-and-run near The Sun Inn on Winchester Hill.

However, following a post-mortem examination, police officers have now confirmed no other vehicle was involved.

The circumstances surrounding Joseph’s death continue to be investigated.

His family have been informed of the update and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Det Sgt Gary Doughty, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: "All of our thoughts are with Joseph's family and friends at this very difficult time.

"Following our appeal for information last week, our team has received numerous responses from the public and we have investigated each of these lines of enquiry.

"I want to thank everyone who came forward, but we would still like to hear from anyone with information about Joseph's movements that night that has not already come forward.

"We would ask for people to please respect his family's privacy as they deal with their grief."

Officers were called to the scene who found Joseph with serious injuries shortly after 11pm.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Tributes have poured in for the talented musician and friend, who was loved by many.

His former manager Kelly Scott, who runs the Coach and Horses in Cadnam, said: “Joe was a hard worker and would help anybody – he had a heart of gold.

“He was a really good barman who had the gift of the gab. We were sad to see him leave the pub a few months ago.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 44240152484.

You can also make a report via the Hampshire Constabulary website or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting their website.