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Hampshire Constabulary - Operation Telly

Hampshire Constabulary have launched an investigation after gunshots were heard in River Walk, Bitterne in the early hours of Thursday 5th September. Subsequently, the body of a man was found in water at Riverside Park.

Details of Incident

We are now in a position to name the man who was found in the water at Riverside Park.

Sol Hemy, aged 20-years-old, from Sholing, Southampton was found in the water at Riverside Park shortly after 6.30am on Thursday 5 September.

His body was discovered after an incident in River Walk where gun shots were heard.  

Sol did not suffer any gunshot wounds and detectives are currently treating his death as unexplained. 

Sol’s family has released a picture of Sol to pay tribute to him.

They would like to thank everyone for their support and kindness, however due to the exceptional circumstances they find themselves in, they ask for privacy and time to grieve.

They have also said they support the police investigation and urge anyone with information about what happened to Sol to contact the police.

Detectives continue to appeal for information regarding these events on September 5.

Anyone with information that they think could assist should call 101 and quote Operation Telly.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Hampshire Constabulary, quoting reference 44190315838 or Operation Telly.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online anonymous form at  No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.