Investigations continue in Southampton after man found dead

investigations continue in southampton after man found dead

Police are continuing their investigations today following the discovery of a man’s body at an address in Westridge Road, Southampton.

Officers were called to the flat just after 4.15pm on Friday, April 29 by an occupant at the address.
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Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan said: “Our investigations are continuing today and we are following up several lines of enquiries.

“At this stage we believe this to be an isolated incident and that there is no risk to the wider community.

“However, we understand that news of this incident will have caused concern among residents in the area, so our neighbourhood officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols throughout the weekend.

“The body was found in a multi-occupancy property and today our forensic officers are carrying out extensive searches there.

“To allow this to happen we have moved all the residents from the property and put them up in temporary accommodation.

“We are also anticipating that the scene will be cordoned off for some time yet, so we would like to thank residents for their patience as we continue our investigations.

“We understand that there may have been a dispute at the address earlier yesterday and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to contact us if you haven’t already as you may have information which can assist our investigation.”

A post mortem is being carried out today to establish the exact cause of death.

Identification procedures are continuing and we will not be in a position to confirm the identity of the deceased until these have been completed.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting Operation Windless. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.