Forensic officers cordon off Portsmouth home

Forensic officers in Francis Avenue, Southsea
Forensic officers in Francis Avenue, Southsea
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FORENSIC officers have cordorned off a house in Southsea today.

Residents in Francis Avenue said that police officers have been investigating a house in the street this afternoon.

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed they were called to the address at 9.40am, but are unable to give further details as to why at this stage.

The force said that further details will be given when available.

A student who lives in the road, witnessed the activity in the street.

He said: ‘There are police and forensic teams outside.

‘There was a fair bit of what appears to be forensic activity, it seemed serious. Three houses are cordoned off.’