A murder investigation has been launched in Southampton after a man was found dead at an address. 

Police were called at 8.45am on Sunday to a report of a man requiring medical attention at an address on Queens Terrace. 

Emergency services responded but the 42-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A 54-year-old man from Southampton has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. 

A large cordon was set up and stayed in place throughout the day with police officers, forensics, and paramedics remaining at the scene. 

READ MORE: Queens Terrace, Southampton murder investigation: Police statement

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said the force is now "working to understand the exact circumstances of the man's death".

DCI Ross Toms, investigating officer, said: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died.

"Our team are working hard to understand the exact circumstances of what has happened to him.

"I know it will be concerning for people to see the increased police presence today and in the coming days.

"Based on the information currently available to us, we believe the people involved are all known to each other and that there is no wider threat to the local community.

"Officers will be out conducting house-to-house enquiries today and will be at the address in question.

"If you have any concerns or questions, or any information which may assist our enquiries, then please do not hesitate to speak to one of them."

Daily Echo: Police cordon after man's body found at address on Queens Terrace, SouthamptonPolice cordon after man's body found at address on Queens Terrace, Southampton (Image: NQ)

Shocked residents and passers-by have since reacted to the news with one, Gemma Roberts, 29, telling the Echo: "I often walk my dog through the park here so it's worrying to see such a big police presence.

"It's awful if somebody has died as it's unimaginable really."

Author, Phil Drake has lived in a flat that overlooks Latimer Street for around three years. 

He added: "Crime around here is getting worse for sure.

"It's fairly quiet during the day but I'm always wary of going out after dark."

A dog walker who wanted to remain anonymous said: "It's shocking and obviously very serious.

"My thoughts are with the man's family."

Officers and forensic investigators could be seen walking around the cordoned-off area, taking photos of items at the scene.