Murder probe launched in Gosport after woman found dead in fire

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An investigation has been launched after the suspicious death of a woman in Gosport.

We were called at 8.52am on 30 July by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS), who had attended a house fire in Grange Crescent.

Firefighters had discovered the body of a woman in her 20s.

We are now investigating the circumstances of the woman’s death, in conjunction with HFRS.

Formal identification has not yet taken place.

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

Detective Inspector Toby Elcock said:

“We are in the early stages of this investigation and urge anyone with information to contact us.

“Were you in the area at the time and did you see anyone acting suspiciously?

“If you can help in any way, please call us on 101 quoting 44190267652 – or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“There will be an ongoing police presence in the area – we thank local residents for their patience.”