'Argument' heard in house before fatal stabbing in Gosport that sparked murder arrest

AN ARGUMENT was heard inside a house before a man was stabbed to death sparking a murder investigation, neighbours have said.

By Millie Salkeld
Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 12:22 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 3:13 pm

Shocked people living in Harwood Road, Bridgemary, have said they are stunned that a 53-year-old man died in their quiet street yesterday.

Police have arrested a 55-year-old man, also from Gosport, on suspicion of murder. He is still being questioned by police.

Officers were called at around 3.15pm to reports of a stabbing on Saturday, February 1.

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A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said police told her there had been an argument and told The News: ‘We had been out all day and we came home and the road was taped.

‘The police let us through and then came to visit us later.

‘They told us someone had been stabbed in a house after an argument. It is worrying.’

Police in Harwood Road, in Bridgemary, Gosport, after an incident on February 1 2020. A police car is pictured in the street on February 2. Picture: Millie Salkeld

Names of the men involved have not been released by police.

Nearby resident Arturo Ginesta said: ‘We were watching a film between 4pm and 5pm.

‘Then we saw about seven police cars.

‘They taped off the road and there were ambulances as well. It is very worrying and scary to have it happen where you live.’

Forensics officers were combing through the area yesterday with the street taped off by police.

A mum-of-two living in the street, who also did not want to be named, said: ‘I saw forensic teams going in and out of the house with lots of items.

‘It is really worrying and has made me really think about my surroundings and if I want to bring my kids up here.’

Police have said detectives believe the incident was ‘isolated’ and ‘there is no wider risk to the community’.

A local business owner, who did not want to be named, said: ‘When I heard the rumours last night I thought it was probably some gang thing with people in their 20s or 30s, but when I saw 55 and 53 I was shocked.’