Victim named in Dorset murder

Police have begun a murder investigation following an incident in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth this afternoon.

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Police say they are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the Lansdowne Road area of Bournemouth on Tuesday.

A 29-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested in connection with the incident and has now been transferred and bailed to a secure unit whilst enquiries continue.

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to the man’s death.

Officers added that they would like to "reassure members of the public that the incident was between two people who were known to each other".

There has been speculation in the press in relation to how the victim was discovered. It is never the case that the police discuss the findings at a crime scene, but the family are now being supported by Dorset Police and are fully aware of the circumstances.

"Several people have already supplied information regarding this incident, I would urge anyone with information to call 101."

– Det Insp Balmer

Police quiz man over Bournemouth murder

Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in Bournemouth.

The body was found in the Lansdowne Road area of the town yesterday afternoon.

A 29-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested in the area of Beechy Road on suspicion of murder.

Details of the victim will be released when the next of kin have been informed. Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a man leaving the scene along Holdenhurst Road in the direction of Bournemouth railway station.

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