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Murder Investigation Launched in Andover

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Local News | Murder Investigation Launched in Andover | Andover & Villages

UPDATE @ 8.20PM 14/04/18

Four people arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Andover have been released by police and will have no further action taken against them.

The two women, aged 32 and 47, and two men aged 37 and 46, all from Andover, were arrested as part of the ongoing investigation.

Officers were called just before 1am on Friday, 13 April after a man had been found injured in an alleyway off of Smannell Road.

The 28-year-old, from London, was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination has confirmed that the victim died as a result of being stabbed.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Chivers said: “We have already spoken to a number of people and have started to piece together a picture of what took place during the early hours of Friday morning. We are considering a number of lines of enquiry including the possibility that the incident is related to drugs.

“Police activity in the area will be ongoing throughout the weekend while our investigation continues.

“We would urge you to get in touch if you were in the area, saw what happened or have any knowledge or information connected to the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact us on 101, quoting 44180135063.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44180135063', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

UPDATE @ 5.21pm

Two women, aged 32 and 47, and a 46-year-old man, all from Andover, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody at this time.

A 37-year-old man, from Andover, arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this morning remains in custody.

Officers were called just before 1am on Friday, 13 April after a man had been found injured in an alleyway off of Smannell Road.

The 28-year-old, from London, was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Chivers said: “Our investigations into the exact circumstances of what happened in the early hours of this morning are ongoing and residents in Andover will see a lot of police activity in the area today and throughout the weekend.

“We will be carrying out house to house enquiries, as well as undertaking an extensive search of the scene.

“At this stage, we believe there are still people who were in the area or saw what happened that we have yet to speak to, so if this is you, please get in touch.

Chief Inspector for Andover, Kory Thorne, added: “We understand that this will cause concern for residents but I would like to reassure the community that we will have an increased number of officers in the area as the investigation progresses.

“It is rare for an incident such as this to happen in our town and our neighbourhood officers are working extremely hard with detectives to ensure all lines of enquiry are thoroughly investigated.

“Our teams will be out and about in the town today, so if you have any concerns, or if you think you have information that could help with the investigation, please speak to them.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact us on 101, quoting 44180135063.

UPDATE @ 10.20am:

A 37 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Andover.

The victim was found injured on Cricketers Way in the early hours of this morning.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The 37 year-old man remains in custody.

Police say they are working with the next of kin as the investigation continues.

UPDATE @ 9.20am:

Officers were called just before 1:00am on Friday, 13 April after a man had been found injured on Cricketers Way.

The victim was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Officers believe they have identified the victim and are working with next of kin to complete formal identification procedures.

Anyone who was in the area during the early hours of this morning or late last night, or anyone who has any information about this incident should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101.

8.34am:

A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a man in Andover.

Officers were called just before 1am on Friday, 13 April after a man had been found injured on Cricketers Way.

The victim was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Officers are working to establish the identity of the victim.

Anyone who was in the area during the early hours of this morning or late last night, or anyone who has any information about this incident should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting Operation Driver.

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