Victims named in double murder investigation in Basingstoke

Police at the scene in Buckland Avenue

Two people who were killed in Basingstoke over the weekend have been named by police.

Officers were called to an address in Buckland Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 June).

They discovered two people, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s, who had sustained serious injuries.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

They have been identified as Geoffrey Hibbert, 61, and Michelle Hibbert, 29.

Local residents told ITV News Meridian it was "terrible" news and that it was something they never could have imagined happening in Basingstoke.

A 52-year-old man from Sherborne St John has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody at this time.

Chief Inspector Matthew Reeves said: “This is a shocking incident, and I understand that members of the local community will be concerned.

“We have a number of officers working hard at the scene, and there will be an increased police presence in the area.

“I want to reiterate that we believe all parties involved are known to each other and that there is no known threat to the wider community."

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 quoting Operation Carnation or speak to officers at the scene.