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.
As many across the Meridian will celebrate New Year's Eve tonight, Hampshire Fire Service are warning residents to take extra care.
Further industrial action by the Fire Bridgade's Union goes ahead between 6.30pm and 12.30am tonight.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be answering and responding to emergency calls as usual, but response times may be affected by the strike action.
Assistant Chief Officer Bob Ratcliffe said: "We want everyone to have a fantastic New Year’s Eve but we also want the night to pass safely and for people to remember that there will be fewer firefighters and vehicles available to us during this strike period.”
Wiltshire Fire Service is warning people about the dangers of Chinese lantern ahead of New Year celebrations.
The lanterns have become increasingly popular worldwide as a means of celebrating special occasions but carry a significant risk of injury of fire if not used wisely.
The lanterns are generally made from paper, supported by a wire frame that incorporates a holder at the base for a solid fuel heat source. There have been house fires in the county in recent years caused by Chinese lanterns landing on roofs.
Area Manager John Popowicz said: “With Chinese lanterns, you’re basically throwing a naked flame into the sky with no control over the direction it will take or where it will land.
"In addition, there is no guarantee that the fuel source will be fully extinguished and cooled when the lantern eventually descends, and that presents a real fire hazard.”
It was supposed to be the party to end all parties, and the Millenium Bug was due to wreck havoc. It was quite a night in the south as the new Millenium was welcomed in. Take a look at this archive video to see how different - or similar - New Year's Eve was in 1999.
It's been another great night as the south welcomed in a New Year with plenty of fireworks, singing and some drinks. But was it any different to how we welcomed in the new Millenium? Take a look at this report from Iain McBride on how Kent partied in 1999.