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Murder investigation after body found in Basingstoke park

Police were called in the early hours of this morning Photo: PA

A murder investigation has begun after a man's body was found in a park in Basingstoke.

Police were called to Russell Howard Park in South Ham at 1.21am on Tuesday.

Police are carrying out enquiries in the area Credit: ITV Meridian

Officers are carrying out enquiries at the scene this morning.

Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting Operation Dance.

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We are still in the very early stages of this investigation. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area early this morning or who knows anything about this incident to contact us as soon as possible.

“There is likely to be disruption in the local area throughout the day so I would ask that people are patient while we carry out our enquiries today.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Liz Williams, Hampshire Police
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