Gosport murder probe: Footage shows heavy police presence at scene of alleged killing Â

Footage from the scene of an alleged murder in Gosport shows police officers inspecting the cordon.Â

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 3:10 pm
Forensics at the scene
Forensics at the scene

A 16-year-old boy remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a dead body at a house on Southcroft Road. 

Police were called to the property yesterday at 5.30pm after a man was found dead. 

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Forensics at the scene

Video footage recorded at the scene shows heavy police presence on Southcroft Road today (October 30) '“ with one officer checking the cordon and a number of service vehicles parked on the road. 

A new picture from the scene shows forensic officers inside the house. 

Police tape is cordoning off the driveway to a white-walled detached bungalow, with a Skoda still parked in the drive.

Neighbours have told of their shock after a boy was arrested over the death of a man at a house in a quiet residential street. 

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.

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.