Portsmouth police confirm man's body found in Old Portsmouth street in five-hour incident

A MAN’S body was found in a major incident lasting some five hours, police have said.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 3:12 pm

Police, ambulance and fire station crews were all seen in Museum Road, Old Portsmouth, yesterday afternoon.

This afternoon Hampshire Constabulary confirmed that a body was found. Firefighters say they were at the scene for five hours.

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Incident at Museum Road, Portsmouth. Pic Stu Vaizey

Residents in the housing estate behind Museum Road said they didn’t hear much happening before police arrived.

One resident, who lives in Kings Terrace, told The News: ‘I always feel sorry for those involved when something like this happens.’

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘We can confirm the body of a man in his 20s was discovered in Museum Road, Portsmouth yesterday afternoon, Friday, March 26.

‘We were called at 4.05pm.

‘We would like to reassure residents that this appears to be an isolated incident, there is no wider risk to the community.

‘No arrests have been made and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.’

Police set up a cordon in the road and an incident response team attended as police searched the area.

The police spokesman added that ambulance crews were called to confirm the death.

A spokeswoman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Firefighters from Winchester and Southsea were called to Museum Road and Landport Terrace, Southsea, last night (March 26) by colleagues at Hampshire Constabulary to assist with an incident.

‘The stop message for the fire service came in at 9.09pm.’

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