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Murder suspect remanded in custody

Agim Hoxha's body was discovered in his car in Chilworth on the outskirts of Southampton on April 10 Credit: PA

A 25-year-old Southampton man was remanded in custody charged with murdering a crane driver whose body was found in his burnt-out Mercedes.

Arben Lleshi, of Onslow Road, Southampton, was detained in Rome, Italy, on May 11 in connection with the death of 29-year-old Agim Hoxha.

Mr Hoxha's body was discovered in his car in Chilworth on the outskirts of Southampton on April 10, prompting a murder inquiry by Hampshire's major investigation team code-named Operation Wedgewood.

Police said Lleshi was escorted back to the UK accompanied by British officers.

The short hearing at Southampton Magistrates' Court was adjourned and Lleshi will appear at Winchester Crown Court on May 28, a court official said.

Rome arrest for murder suspect

A 25-year-old man arrested in Italy has been charged with murdering a crane driver whose body was found in his burnt-out car in Southampton.

Arben Lleshi, of Onslow Road, was detained in the capital Rome on May 11 in connection with the death of 29-year-old Agim Hoxha.

Mr Hoxha's body was discovered in his Mercedes in Chilworth on the outskirts of Southampton on April 10, prompting a murder inquiry by Hampshire's major investigation team code-named Operation Wedgewood.

Police said Lleshi was escorted back to the UK yesterday accompanied by British officers and will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court today.

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Murder detectives set to make new appeal

Agim Hoxha's body was found in a burnt out car in Chilworth in Hampshire Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are making a new appeal to catch the killer of a man whose body was found in a burning car in Hampshire.

The body of 29-year-old Agim Hoxha was found in Chilworth Drove, Chilworth, on April 10.

Detectives are still trying to trace the movements of his two cars, a Mercedes and a Ford Mondeo in the days leading up to the murder.

Officers are also looking for a number of important witnesses seen in the area around Shirley Road area hours before Agim’s body was found.

A new appeal will take place today where some further new information will be released.

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Man arrested over fatal car fire is released

Police officers examine the scene in Chilworth Credit: ITV Meridian

Police officers were called to the incident at Chilworth on Tuesday, when firefighters found a dead body in a burning car. It's believed the deceased was killed before the fire, but has not yet been identified. A 23 year old man who was arrested has now been released without charge.