Everything we know so far about Gosport murder probe

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in Gosport.Â

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 5:25 pm
Forensics at the scene

The 16-year-old was in police custody and being quizzed by detectives following the grisly discovery. 

Here is everything we know so far about the incident: 

Police called to Gosport

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Forensics at the scene

Officers were called to Southcroft Road on Monday at around 5.30pm after the body of a man was discovered in a house. 

A 16-year-old boy was later arrested on suspicion of murder '“ he remains in custody. 

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First pictures show cordon on Southcroft Road

The first photos from the scene of the alleged killing in Gosport showed that a police cordon remained up at a home on the road. 

With heavy police presence still in the area and another picture showed forensic officers inside the house. 

While footage from the scene showed officers inspecting the cordon. 

Neighbours shock

Nearby resident Susan Orchard, 58, of Kingston Road, said: '˜It's dreadful, we've lived here for 30 years and it's the first time we've had a murder around here.'

Her husband David, 67, said the family at the address were not well known.

Mr Orchard said: '˜They're quiet, they keep themselves to themselves. They really don't talk a lot.'

What have police said?

Police have not confirmed the age of the man who has died.

A police spokeswoman said: 'Formal identification procedures are ongoing.

'A 16-year-old boy, from Gosport, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody. 

'˜There will be a lot of police activity in the area as our investigations into the exact circumstances of the death continue.

'We understand that there will be concern among residents within the neighbourhood but we would like to reassure you that at this stage this is being treated as an isolated incident.

'˜Our officers will be in the area so please speak to them if you have any concerns.'

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180406858.