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Murder investigation underway in Portsmouth

A murder investigation is underway in Portsmouth after a man's body was found inside a property on Seagrove Road in the North End area.

Officers were called to the address shortly before 5pm on Saturday 11th May. The emergency services pronounced him dead at the scene.

Hampshire Police said the circumstances suggested the man had been the victim of an assault.

A 39-year-old man from Hampshire was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

“A Home Office pathologist is due to carry out a post-mortem examination on Sunday to help establish the cause of death. HM Coroner has been updated. “Part of Seagrove Road was sealed off so a forensic examination of the scene could begin. “I’d like to thank local residents for their co-operation and assistance with the investigation so far. “We will try to keep any disruption to a minimum as a number of officers continue working in the Seagrove Road area this weekend.

“There is no information to suggest a wider risk to the community from this crime." “Officers are conducting house-to-house enquiries to gather information about the events leading up to the police attendance in Seagrove Road.

– Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kath Barnes, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information contact the Major Investigation Team at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Screed. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Or if you want to remain anonymous you can call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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