Man's body found in street

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body in Southampton in the early hours of this morning.

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Murder investigation - appeal for witnesses

This still remains an active investigation and we are attempting to piece together Kevin's movements in the hours before his death.

We know he was seen in Wharncliffe Road around 10.30pm and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen or spoken to Kevin between 10.30pm on Friday evening and 2.30am on Saturday when he was found in the alleyway off Defender Road, near to the cut-through with Tankerville Road.

He was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue lettering across the chest, dark trousers and carrying a white carrier bag.

– Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, Hampshire Police

Tribute paid to murdered father of three

The family of Kevin Wyeth who was found dead in an alleyway have paid tribute to him. A post mortem examination revealed the 31-year-old died from head and neck injuries.

We are, as you’d expect, in shock at Kevin’s death. Kevin was a good man, hard-working, very sociable and popular within the local community, he was a very loving and devoted father to his three sons. He will always be in our hearts and will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends.

– Statement from Kevin’s mum Linda and dad Kevin

Police release photo of murdered man

31 year old Kevin Wyeth from Southampton Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Southampton have released more information about him. 31 year old Kevin Wyeth from Kingsclere Avenue in Southampton, died after being found unconscious in an alleyway. Despite attempts to resuscitate Mr Wyeth he was pronounced dead at the scene at 3am.

A post mortem examination has found the 31 year old died from head and neck injuries. Detectives have released a photograph in an attempt to trace any witnesses who may have seen him on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Murder investigation after body found

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found lying unconscious in a Southampton street in the early hours. Paramedics tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering head injuries.

A detailed forensic investigation is underway in Defender Road. A 25-year-old Southampton woman has been arrested in connection with the murder.

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Murder investigation launched

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man’s body in the Woolston area of Southampton this morning. Police were contacted just after 2 o'clock this morning following reports of a man lying unconscious in Defender Road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives have cordoned off the area around the scene for forensic examinations to be undertaken. Police believe the man died from head injuries but a Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post mortem examination later today. Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"We are in the very early stages of our investigation and a key part of this is to speak to anyone who may have seen the victim in the area between 10.30pm yesterday evening and 3am this morning. He is in his early 30s and was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue lettering across the chest, dark trousers and carrying a white carrier bag. If you saw anyone matching this description, please get in touch."

– Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, Hampshire Police