People living near to where a man was found dead have told of their shock after a murder investigation was launched into his death.
A 29-year-old man was found with back injuries at a flat in Omaha Close, near to Fareham College, yesterday.
Lizzy Harris has lived next door to the flat for a year and saw police arrive yesterday.
The 25-year-old said: ‘I am surprised this has happened. I didn’t know him at all but my bedroom wall was his living room wall.'
Officers have been in the area today conducting enquiries on the street, where a developer is still carrying out work to build more homes.
Lizzy, who lives with her mum and step dad, added: ‘It is a massive shock and not something you would think to happen in this area.’
Police were called to the flat over a concern for welfare at 12.40pm yesterday.
Amy Forest lives nearby with her family.
The mother-of-two said: ‘We knew something was happening because we saw all the police but had no idea it would be a murder investigation.
‘It is pretty shocking and not something I would expect to happen round here.’
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting Operation Bic or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.