DETECTIVES been granted until midnight tonight to quiz a murder suspect.
Investigators from the major crime team at Fratton police station are questioning a 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after Christopher Butler, 27, was found dead on New Year’s Day.
Mr Butler’s body was found in a shared house in Waverley Road, Southsea, at 12.35am.
Hampshire police have said his death was suspicious. A Home Office post mortem was inconclusive.
Portsmouth magistrates have granted police the extension to detain the suspect until midnight tonight before deciding whether or not to charge him.
A 23-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, who were arrested on suspicion of murder on January 2, have been bailed until February 17.