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Three arrested over body found on footpath

The man was found on a footpath in Golden Grove Credit: Google images

Three men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was found lying on a footpath in Southampton.

Police were alerted at 1.50pm yesterday after the man, 32, was found in Golden Grove.

A post mortem examination will be carried out later by a Home Office pathologist to establish a cause of death although a Hampshire police spokeswoman said there was "no obvious traumatic injury".

She added that the death was being treated as unexplained.

"We are very keen to trace two men who were seen near the body outside the flats in Golden Grove shortly before police arrived."

– Det Ch Insp Becky Riggs, Hampshire Police

Officers have been conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area and are examining CCTV footage.

Extra police patrols were also being laid on to provide reassurance to residents.

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Dead Man Talking

A man from Gravesend is trying to recover from the shock of being told he's dead by the local council.

Andrew Kirchin had been on holiday when his daughter received a letter from the authorities saying they were "adjusting" his council tax accordingly. He then got a note from the Inland Revenue as well.

David Johns reports, speaking to Andrew and his daughter Susan.

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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

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.

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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.

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