Two 26-year-old women have been arrested for the “murder” of a man in his 20s who was found dead at a Hampshire home
- The body of the man, in his 20s, was discovered by police at 8.04am today
- Two women, one from Havant and the other from Paulsgrove, were arrested
- They were arrested by Hampshire Police on suspicion of murder
Two women, both 26, were arrested today on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was discovered in a house.
A man in his 20s was found dead at 8am this morning in a house in the small town of Havant, near Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Police have cordoned off and guarded the property while stepping up patrols in the area.
Detectives said there was no risk to the general public and they were looking for no one else in connection with the death.
Officials have opened a murder investigation and the two women were arrested and placed in police cells awaiting questioning.
One of the Paulsgrove women was also charged with conspiring to murder the man.
Senior detectives were called shortly after paramedics arrived at the property in Havant, around breakfast time today
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said tonight/last night (Sun): “Two women have been arrested as part of a murder investigation in Havant.
“We received a call at 8.04am today at an address in Botley Drive, Havant. Officers were present and the body of a man in his 20s was found at the property. His next of kin have been informed.
“A 26-year-old woman from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 26-year-old woman from Paulsgrove has been arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Both are currently in police custody.
“A scene guard has been established at the Botley Drive address and officers will be conducting calming patrols in the area. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.’
Officers confirmed they had launched a murder investigation, codenamed Operation Sample, and arrested two women and held them in police cells awaiting questioning. Pictured: Botley Drive, Havant
Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burton said: “This incident will concern members of the local community and we are working hard to establish exactly what happened.
“Although our investigation is at an early stage, we do not believe there is any major risk to the public and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
“If you were in the Botley Drive area last night or in the early hours of this (Sun) morning and have any information that may assist our investigation, please get in touch.
“Also if you have doorbell, CCTV or dashcam footage that could help us, we’d love to hear from you.”