'Ongoing' investigation into murder of Hambledon woman

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A teenager arrested in a murder probe remains detained under the Mental Health Act, police have confirmed.

Detectives are continuing to probe the death of 50-year-old Joanna Thompson. She was found dead in Vicarage Lane in Hambledon on July 1.

Joanna Thompson

Joanna Thompson

A post mortem found she died due to neck injuries, Hampshire police previously said.

Police arrested a teenager on suspicion of murder, who was then detained under section two of the Mental Health Act.

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No details have been released by police about the arrested person as the force is concerned it would identify the teenager.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘The investigation is still live and the teenager is still detained under the Mental Health Act, so this is very much ongoing.’

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