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Family pay tribute to Bournemouth murder victim

22-year-old Phillip Nicholson was found dead on Tuesday

The family of a man found dead in a flat in Bournemouth have described him as 'a kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone.' Phillip Nicholson who was 22 was found at a flat in Mallard Grange on Sea Road in Boscombe on Tuesday. Police were given more time to question a twenty year old woman and a twenty five year old man from Bournemouth on suspicion of murder.

"Phillip was our kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone. His wicked sense of humour brought a smile to many faces and his caring for other people showed no boundaries. Phillip will be dearly missed by family and friends. We respectfully request at this time that we are left alone to grieve.”

– Phillip Nicholson's family

Tributes paid to murder victim

The family of a man found dead in a flat in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth has today issued a tribute.

At around midday on Tuesday police were called to a flat in Mallard Grange on Sea Road and discovered the body of 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson.

The circumstances of his death were suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), was launched.

On Thursday, detectives were granted more time to question a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man both from Bournemouth who were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain helping police with their enquiries.

Phillip’s family are being kept updated by specially-trained officers.

His family said: “Phillip was our kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone. His wicked sense of humour brought a smile to many faces and his caring for other people showed no boundaries. Phillip will be dearly missed by family and friends. We respectfully request at this time that we are left alone to grieve.”

Detectives are continuing their investigations into Phillip’s death.

“We are still building a picture of exactly what happened on Tuesday and continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Sea Road area of Boscombe that morning to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting Op Fraction. We’d also like to speak to anyone who had recent contact with Phillip Nicholson or who may have any information that may support the inquiry. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw Phillip leaving his home in the Parkstone area of Poole at around 9am on Tuesday morning to just after midday when his body was discovered in the flat in Sea Road. At this time Phillip was wearing a grey Family Guy T-shirt, a faded red jumper with a zip from the chest upwards, charcoal grey trousers and Crocs. He also wore a black bum bag around his waist. I would urge anyone with information to please come forward in confidence.”

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Balmer

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Dorchester murder victim identified

Elliott Handley was found dead on Tuesday

A man who was found dead at The Compass garage in Dorchester has been formally identified as Elliot Handley. Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder when the body of the 46 year old from Eastleigh was found at The Grove on Tuesday. One man has been bailed to a secure hospital and two others have been bailed until June.

Tributes to little girl murdered in Didcot

It's a case which has shocked the country. And tonight Police are still trying to find out why a man killed his mother, her partner and his young sister in Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Janet Jordon, her six year-old daughter Derin and her partner Philip Howard who was 44 were found in their home in Vicarage Road on Saturday night. They'd all been stabbed to death.

A major manhunt was launched for Janet's son - 21-year-old Jed Allen. His body was found in a wooded area at Marston Ferry Road in Oxford yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile tribute continue to pour in for six year old Derin as Kate Bunkall reports.

And what of Jed Allen the tortured son and brother who murdered his family He's said to have phoned and texted friends before he died saying he'd 'done something bad.'

In widespread use of social media he profiled himself as a knife wielding fan of superheroes, a bodybuilder who brandished weapons who was gripped by uncontrollable rages. At the same time a man who deeply loved his mother.

Penny Silvester has this report.

Murder investigation launched in Boscombe

The man's body was found in a flat in Sea Road in Boscombe Credit: ITV Meridian

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at an address in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth with two people being arrested.

At around midday today, police discovered the body of a 22-year-old local man in a flat in Sea Road.

The circumstances of his death are suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, is underway.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being kept updated by specially-trained officers. The coroner has been notified.

“We are still building a picture of exactly what happened on Tuesday 26 May 2015. If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the Sea Road area of Boscombe or has any other information that could be useful, I would urge them to please get in touch.”

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stewart Balmer

Police granted extra time to to question man

Kent Police have been granted extra time to question a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in Tonbridge.

Officers were called to Hectorage Road at 7.15pm on Tuesday night. A 54-year-old man was found dead at the scene, along with a 34-year-old man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries. They were believed to have suffered knife wounds.

Detectives say the three men knew each other and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following incident

Two men sustained injuries in Hectorage Road in Tonbridge Credit: ITV Meridian

A 29 year-old man from Tonbridge remains in custody today following an incident in Tonbridge.

At 7:15pm last night police responded to a call for police assistance in Hectorage Road, Tonbridge. Two men, aged 34 and 54 years-old had sustained injuries, believed to be knife wounds.

The 54 year-old man died at the scene. The 34 year-old man was taken to hospital, where he remains with injuries that are not at this stage considered life threatening.

Two men sustained injuries in Hectorage Road in Tonbridge Credit: ITV Meridian

A 29 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

All three men were known to each and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Hectorage Road is partially closed as officers remain at the scene today.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Tonbridge

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after an incident in Kent.

Officers were called to a property on Hectorage Road in Tonbridge at 7.15pm on Tuesday night. One man had sustained injuries which led to his death, and another was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

A third man arrested on suspicion of murder is in police custody. Officers believe the three men knew each other.

An investigation is being carried out by officers from the Serious Crime Directorate.

Murder charge after body found in flat

A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a flat in Brighton.

49-year old Star Randel-Hanson, who's unemployed, of Tyson Place, Grosvenor Street, Brighton, has been charged with the murder of Derek Marney.

The body of the 70-year old was found in a flat in Vernon Terrace, Brighton.

Star Randel-Hanson is due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday 8 May.

A post-mortem examination established that the death resulted from a stab wound.

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