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Neighbours’ shock after man’s body is found inside Fareham home

SCENE A police car outside the house in Gordon Road, Fareham, where a man was yesterday found dead. Picture: Paul Jacobs (1488-1)

SCENE A police car outside the house in Gordon Road, Fareham, where a man was yesterday found dead. Picture: Paul Jacobs (1488-1)

 

NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their shock after a man was found dead inside a house.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Gordon Road in Fareham at around 11am yesterday where the dead body of a man was discovered.

A 41-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Max Pike, 17, who lives opposite the house where the body was found, said he could hear screaming coming from the property at around 1am yesterday.

He said: ‘I heard screaming when I was in bed. There was pure screeching.

‘It was going on every two minutes.

‘When I came out this morning there were lots of police there.

‘It’s not happened before down this road. It’s a bit of a surprise. I never thought it would happen across my road. It’s quite scary.

‘I just looked out the window and thought “what’s going on here?”. It was horrible.’

Police were at the scene yesterday and forensic experts were seen entering the property.

Clifford Hale, 57, said: ‘It’s the first time I have ever known it in our road. It’s fairly quiet and residential. I don’t know the people. I don’t know how long they have been there.

‘It’s not the sort of thing you expect to see on your door step.’

Karrie Vallance, 35, was house-sitting while her parents were away for the weekend. She grew up in Gordon Road.

‘It’s very sad that this has happened,’ she said.

‘You don’t expect it to happen in your own neighbourhood. I’m really surprised.

‘I saw the ambulance and just thought someone was poorly. It’s nothing you would expect around here.’

A 74-year-old woman, who did not want to be named, added: ‘I’m really surprised. We don’t have any problems down this road at all.

‘We don’t know what’s happened. It’s very strange.

‘We have been here for years. It’s a very safe road. It’s a lovely neighbourhood.’

Elaine Bohun, 67, added: ‘We saw the ambulance this morning and the police van. We don’t know anything about it.

‘It’s the sort of thing you see on television but it doesn’t happen in your own road.’

Last night, Hampshire Police did not confirm what the woman had been arrested on suspicion of and said the man had not been formally identified.

 
 
 

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