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Hampshire Constabulary – Operation Sample

Hampshire Constabulary have launched a murder investigation in Havant

Details of Incident

Two women have been arrested as part of a murder investigation in Havant.

We were called at 8.04am today (17 July) to an address in Botley Drive, Havant.

Officers attended and the body of a man in his 20s was found inside the property.

His next of kin have been informed.

A 26-year-old woman from Havant was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 26-year-old woman from Paulsgrove was arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to murder.

Both remain in police custody at this time.

A scene is in place at the address in Botley Drive and officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Burton said: “This incident will be concerning to members of the local community and we are working hard to establish exactly what happened.

“While our investigation is at an early stage, we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.

“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 morning and have information that could help our investigation, please get in touch.

“Similarly if you have ring doorbell, CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist us, we would like to hear from you.”


Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Hampshire Constabulary, quoting reference 44220286527 or Operation Sample

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.