Murder arrest after woman's body found in Southsea

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in Southsea.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 3:23 pm
Updated Monday, 16th September 2019, 5:20 pm

The body was found on Palmerston Road at about 10.50am this morning.

The woman’s body was found on a flat roof at the rear of Palmerston Mansions, a block above maisonettes with balconies above shops in Palmerston Road.

Hampshire Constabulary said a 53-year-old man from Southsea has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

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Forensics officers have installed a white tent on the roof of a building that backs onto Tonbridge Street.

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Police stand guard next to Southsea shopping street after woman's body found

Plain clothes detectives are standing on the ground below.

Detectives have also been outside the entrance to Palmerston Mansions in Palmerston Road.

Police at the scene

Investigators are talking to people living in the area.

Tonbridge Street has been shut off at its junction with Kent Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44190330369.

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