Murder inquiry in Portsmouth

Hampshire Police have launched a murder inquiry after the discovery of a man's body at a property in Portsmouth.

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Police cordons to stay in place after body found

There remains no information to suggest a wider risk to the community from this crime. Police cordons will stay in place at the scene in Seagrove Road so further forensic analysis can continue. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Screed. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

– Kath Barnes, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent

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Police given more time to question murder suspect

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Team are continuing to question a 39-year-old man on suspicion of murder in Portsmouth. Extra time has been granted by a senior police officer for the suspect to remain in custody for interviewing until later this morning.

The 39-year-old from Hampshire was arrested on Saturday afternoon shortly after police were called at 4.55pm to a report of a man’s body inside an address on Seagrove Road in North End. A 31-year-old man was pronounced dead by emergency services at the scene.

First pictures: Murder investigation in Portsmouth

Seagrove Road in Portsmouth has been cordoned off for police inquiries

Hampshire Police are conducting an investigation into the death of man at an address in Portsmouth. Officers were called to the property on Seagrove Road in the North End area just before 5pm on Saturday 11th May 2013.

Detectives are carrying out house-to-house enquiries today in an attempt to gather more information about what might have happened.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police are carrying out inquiries in the North End area of Portsmouth

Murder investigation underway in Portsmouth

A murder investigation is underway in Portsmouth after a man's body was found inside a property on Seagrove Road in the North End area.

Officers were called to the address shortly before 5pm on Saturday 11th May. The emergency services pronounced him dead at the scene.

Hampshire Police said the circumstances suggested the man had been the victim of an assault.

A 39-year-old man from Hampshire was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

“A Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post-mortem examination on Sunday to help establish the cause of death. HM Coroner has been updated. “Part of Seagrove Road was sealed off so a forensic examination of the scene could begin. “I’d like to thank local residents for their co-operation and assistance with the investigation so far. “We will try to keep any disruption to a minimum as a number of officers continue working in the Seagrove Road area this weekend.

“There is no information to suggest a wider risk to the community from this crime." “Officers are conducting house-to-house enquiries to gather information about the events leading up to the police attendance in Seagrove Road.

– Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kath Barnes, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information contact the Major Investigation Team at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Screed. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Or if you want to remain anonymous you can call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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