HAMBLEDON residents say they are shocked after a murder probe was opened in their quiet village.
Hampshire police say that a teenager from the village has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 50s was found dead.
Nearby neighbour Lee Hickley, 35, said: ‘I saw a lot of police cars outside the house yesterday but didn’t think anything of it.
‘They’ve been here all yesterday and today. It’s shocking. You wouldn’t have thought that could happen here.’
Another resident said: ‘The place was full of police. The last thing I imagined was it being a murder especially in a quiet village like this.’
A local said: ‘It was mayhem yesterday. I saw police beeping frantically at an old driver to get out the way before the sped to the road.
‘Then lots of other police cars turned up and forensics. It’s surreal.’