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Murder inquiry launched after man's body found at flat

Police cordoned off Westridge Road in Southampton

Hampshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man's body at a flat in Southampton.

Officers were called to the property in Westridge Road shortly after 4.15pm on Friday afternoon. A police statement said they were not in a position to confirm the man's identity or any further details at this stage.

“We are in the early stages of an investigation into a man’s death which is being treated as suspicious.

“We understand there may have been a dispute at the address in Westridge Road earlier today (Friday, April 29).

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or heard this dispute to contact us. We are also keen to speak to anyone who may be able to provide us with any information which could help us establish the circumstances of the man’s death.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan, Hampshire Constabulary

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Windless. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police hunt for thieves who rammed a car into a bank

The road outside the bank was cordoned off after the raid in Hedge End

A car was driven into the HSBC bank on Lower Northam Road in Hedge End yesterday - Wednesday 30th March.

Three men, who got out of a dark grey Vauxhall Astra, went into the branch and stole money from behind a till before getting into another car - a white Audi - which was driven off in the direction of the roundabout at the end of Lower Northam Road. The three men were white and wore balaclavas during the bank raid.

A member of staff suffered a minor injury to her arm after being grabbed by one of the thieves.

Hampshire Police say the Audi had a '15 number plate'. They are asking anyone with information about the two vehicles mentioned to either contact the police in confidence by calling 101 and quoting 44160121859. Or alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where you can leave information anonymously.

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