Southsea murder: Man arrested over Southsea 'murder' remains in custody, police say

A man who was arrested after a woman’s body was found on a roof is still in custody this morning, police have said.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 10:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 10:47 am

The body was found on a roof overlooking Tonbridge Street behind Clark’s shoe shop in Palmerston Road, Southsea at about 10.50am yesterday.

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A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said that he remains in custody at this time.

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The cordon which was put in place following the discovery of the body has been lifted this morning with just a solitary police vehicle remains in Tonbridge Street.

Two university students living in Palmerston Mansions described the woman’s death as being ‘heartbreaking’ yesterday.

A 19-year-old, who is in his first year at the University of Portsmouth, said: ‘It’s a bit shocking, especially us just moving to uni - it’s terrible.

‘Honestly it’s heartbreaking, it’s quite scary.’