Murder investigation underway after suspicious death of woman in Hampshire

A murder investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in Hampshire.

Police were called at 2.51pm on Sunday 1 August to an address on Spitalhatch in Alton, where the body of a woman was located.

A post mortem has been unable to establish the cause of her death and officers says a further investigation is taking place.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A 59-year-old man from Alton has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

He remains in custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Gunson said: “This investigation is in its early stages, and we ask that anyone with information make contact with us."

Anyone with ring doorbell or dash cam footage of the area that may assist, is being asked to call Hampshire on 101 quoting Op Postal.