Gosport murder probe: Neighbours speak of shock at man’s death 

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. 

A boy, 16, was held on suspicion of murder after the death of a 54-year-old man in Southcroft Road, Gosport.

The scene in Southcroft Road, Gosport Picture: Sarah Standing.

The scene in Southcroft Road, Gosport Picture: Sarah Standing.

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

A forensics van is parked opposite the bungalow, with detectives from Hampshire police’s major crime team going door to door.

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The arrested teenage is still being quizzed by police.

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.’

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

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