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Arrested woman's death to be investigated

The circumstances surrounding the death of a woman, shortly after being arrested by police, are to be investigated.

Lora Snelgrove, who was twenty five years old, was pronounced dead at Medway Hospital.

She was being held at Medway Police Station when she fell ill.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has started an investigation

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Custody extended for Hythe murder suspect

Police investigating the death of Christopher Cerqua at Langdown Road, Hythe, on New Year’s Eve have successfully obtained a warrant of further detention for the man they arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police now have until 12.58pm Friday 3rd January to interview the suspect, a 31-year-old Totton man.

Hythe murder victim named

Hampshire Police are investigating the murder of a man in Hythe who died on New Year's Day.

Christopher Cerqua, aged 31, died at a house in Langdown Road.

Mr Cerqua received serious injuries in a fight and police were called at about 9pm Tuesday, December 31.

Mr Cerqua was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he died at 10.20pm.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder at an address in Totton at 2.25am Wednesday, January 1.

He remains in custody at Southampton Central.

Man still being questioned after man killed in fight

The man was pronounced dead at the property on Langdown Road in Hythe Credit: ITV News Meridian

A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old man from Hythe was killed last night following a fight on New Year's Eve.

Officers were called to a house at Langdown Road in Hythe at 9pm after the victim sustained serious injuries.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital, but was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.20pm.

Another male, who was 31-years-old, was arrested in Totton at 2.25am this morning and he is currently in custody.

Man arrested after New Year's killing

A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old man from Hythe was killed last night following an altercation on New Year's Eve.

Officers were called to a house at Langdown Road in Hythe at 9pm after the victim sustained serious injuries during a fight.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital but was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.20pm.

Another male, who was 31-years-old, was arrested in Totton at 2.25am this morning and he is currently in custody.

The next of kin have been informed and the post mortem of the body will take place later today.

Detectives leading the investigation are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Redding.

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Father was 'devoted' to his sons

A social worker has been giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Graham Anderson and his sons, 11 year old Jack and Bryn who was three.

The boys and their father were found dead at a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Their social worker, Jaz Bains, told the inquest that the boys' mother, Victoria Jones, was binge drinking and engaged in relationships that were not 'child-centred'.

Ms Jones was separated from the boy's father at the time.

He was totally devoted to the children.

He didn't want to step back from having responsibility to be their carer.

– Social worker Jaz Bains
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Inquest resumes into deaths of father and his young sons

11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found with their father in September last year Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest has resumed today into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire.

The bodies of 11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found next to the body of their father - Graham Anderson - in a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Wiltshire Police said the deaths were being treated as suspicious but they were not looking for anyone else.

The inquest is expected to last three days.

M27 crash victim named

Robert Simmonds at a scooter rally on the Isle of Wight in 2010 Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a collision on the M27 on Wednesday.

He was Robert Simmonds, 49-years-old, of Blackmoor Walk in Havant.

At around 6.40am, the Suzuki Bandit motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a high-sided skip lorry or similar at junction five on the westbound carriageway.

Mr Simmonds was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have released a statement which said: "The family are devastated by this tragic news. Rob was an experienced motorcyclist and loved to live life to the full. He will be missed by everyone who knew him."

Police are continuing their appeal for information about the collision and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw any vehicle involved prior to it.

Two arrested over Kent murder

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the discovery of a body on the Isle of Sheppey.

A 44-year-old man and 43-year-old woman from London are currently in police custody.

Officers were called at just before 6am on Wednesday 7 August to Warden Bay Road in Leysdown after a body was found on the beach between Little Groves caravan site and Isle of Sheppey Holiday Village.

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