Police investigating murder given extra time to question suspect – REGIONAL

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in Southampton over the weekend. 

A body was discovered on Saturday (November 3) evening  in woodland off of Cemetery Road. 

Police have been given extra time to question a man

Police have been given extra time to question a man

It is believed to have been that of a 66-year-old man who had not been seen since 6.30am on Thursday, November 1. 

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Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The man’s next of kin has been informed a body has been found and are being supported by specialist officers.

Seven people were arrested in connection with the man’s death.

Six people have since been released from custody but remain under investigation and officers have been granted extra time to question a 34-year-old man.

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Detective Chief Inspector Dave Morgan said: ‘We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Cemetery Road and who may have seen something unusual or suspicious between 12am on Thursday 1 November and 5pm on Saturday 3 November.

‘Additionally, we would like hear from anyone who may have information that might assist this investigation.

‘Please call 101 and quote Operation Experience or 44180412381.’