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Havant police launch murder investigation

Two women have been arrested as part of a murder investigation in Havant


Police were called at 8.04am today (17 July) to an address in Botley Drive, Havant.

Officers attended and found the body of a man in his 20s was inside the property.


His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A 26-year-old woman from Havant was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 26-year-old woman from Paulsgrove was arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder.


Both remain in police custody at this time.


A scene is in place at the address in Botley Drive and officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.


Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burton said: “This incident will be concerning to members of the local community and we are working hard to establish exactly what happened.


“While our investigation is at an early stage, we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.


“If you were in the Botley Drive area last night or in the early hours of this morning and have information that could help our investigation, please get in touch.


“Similarly if you have ring doorbell, CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist us, we would like to hear from you.”


Contact police on 101 or via our website, quoting Operation Sample or 44220286527.


You can also send us information online by following this link https://orlo.uk/12U8U and quoting the same reference number.


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.