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Police name man whose body was found on street

A man whose body was found on the pavement on the Isle of Wight has been named by police. He was 44-year-old Christopher William Parsons, of Arnolds Yard, Brading. Mr Parsons was found lying on the pavement in Cross Street just after 11pm on Friday, July 4th.

Despite attempts to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death has yet to be determined. Further toxicology tests will now be carried out. However Mr Parsons does not appear to have suffered any visible injuries.

A 50-year-old man from Sandown who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin and has been bailed until September 29.

Man quizzed after body found on pavement

Police will today continue to question a man over the murder of a man whose body was found on the pavement at a holiday resort on the Isle of Wight.

Officers were called to Cross Street, Sandown just after 11pm on Friday by the ambulance service.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hampshire Police said they are treating his death as unexplained. A 50-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The victim is believed to be a 44-year-old local man and his next-of-kin have been informed.

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Isle of Wight body find being treated as unexplained

We are still in the very early stages of our investigation and are keeping an open mind about what has happened. At the moment, we are treating the cause of this man’s death as unexplained. We’ve already had a good response from members of the public who were in the Cross Street area last night and I would like to thank them for their assistance.

– Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan, Hampshire Police

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a body was found in the street on the Isle of Wight. Officers were called by the ambulance service to reports of a man lying on the pavement in Cross Street, Sandown last night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area of Cross Street and North Street remains closed while specialist officers conduct their enquiries at the scene.

A post mortem examination is due to take place today. At this time, the man’s death is being treated as unexplained.

Although formal identification has yet to take place, the deceased is believed to be a 44-year-old local man. His next of kin has been informed. A 50-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Roads closed after body found in street on Isle of Wight

A police cordon is in place Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Images

A police cordon is in place on the Isle of Wight after a man's body was found in the street. Officers were called to North Street, Sandown, at around 2.40am following the discovery of the body.

The police cordon going up Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Images
Officers at the scene in the early hours of this morning Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Images

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Family of missing Hampshire man told about discovery of body

Kyle Hayman was last seen leaving a property in Waterlooville on 18th May Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The family of a young man missing for more than a month have been told by police of the discovery of a man's body. Kyle Hayman, 22, who was last seen at 11am on May 18, left a property in Waterlooville saying he was going for a walk.

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary made public appeals for sightings and said they had the "utmost concern" for him. Now it's emerged that a body was found in woodland near Pigeon House Lane, Southwick, at around 11.50am yesterday.

The body has not yet been formally identified, but relatives of Mr Hayman have been informed about the discovery. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Investigation will last a "number of days"

Thames Valley Police has outlined the progress of the investigation into the deaths of an elderly man and woman found in Berkshire.

We are aware that the continued police presence in the area may be causing some concern to the local residents.

We would like to reassure people that we are carrying out standard forensic investigations to determine fully the circumstances around the two deaths.

At this stage, there is no obvious sign of a forced entry to the property other than that made by the police to gain access. Full examination of the property is likely to take a number of days.

Officers will be increasing patrols in the area to ensure local people are kept informed as the investigation develops."

– Superintendent Robin Rickard, Thames Valley Police

Police had to force their way in

The results of post-mortem examinations on a woman and man from Newbury are expected soon.

Thames Valley Police is continuing its investigation after the body of an 89-year-old woman was found at an address in the town on Sunday, 25th November 2012.

A 94-year-old man was found with serious injuries. He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but died yesterday, 26th November 2012.

Police had to force an entry to the property in Berkeley Road after reports of concern for the occupants.

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