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Man arrested in connection with body found in Southampton river

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A man from Gosport has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose body was found in a river in Southampton.

20-year-old Sol Hemy was found in the River Itchen in Riverside Park in Bitterne on Thursday 5th September.

Police were called to the area after gunshots were heard, but detectives said he had not been shot.

His death is so far being treated as unexplained.

Hampshire Police say a 27-year-old man from Gosport is in custody on suspicion of murder.

20-year-old Sol Hemy Credit: ITV Meridian

Shortly after police reacted to reports of gunshots, an address on River Walk was found to be cultivating cannabis, and a vehicle left in Riverside Park was found to contain a large amount of cannabis.

Officers continue to urge anyone with information around the circumstances of Sol’s death to call 101 and quote Operation Telly.

The public can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and leave information anonymously.

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