Two arrests over Southsea murder

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Police have this evening confirmed that a man and woman have been arrested over the death of a man whose body was found on New Year’s Day.

Christopher Butler, 27, was found dead at a flat in Waverley Road, Southsea. Police confirmed on Saturday he had been murdered but said a postmortem had proved inconclusive.

Late on Saturday evening Hampshire Constabulary released a statement confirming a 23-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man, both from Portsmouth, had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Investigation Team at Fratton police station on 101, quoting Operation Turtle. Alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.