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Hampshire Constabulary – Operation Beckon

Hampshire Constabulary have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Basingstoke

Details of Incident

We are investigating the death of a man who was found with serious injuries at a house in the Brighton Hill area of Basingstoke.

Officers attended the address in Musgrave Close after being called at 11.14pm on Sunday 22 May.

A man in his 30s was found inside the address. He had sustained significant injuries and was later pronounced dead.

His next-of-kin have been informed.


Detectives are investigating the circumstances of what took place. No arrests have been made at this stage.

Detective Chief Inspector Justin Dipper said: “We know this incident will be concerning for the local community, and we are working hard to establish the exact circumstances of what took place.

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

“We need to hear from anyone who has any information about what took place on Sunday night.

“Were you in the Musgrave Close area of Brighton Hill late on Sunday night? Did you see or hear anything unusual or concerning?

“Perhaps you were driving in the local area, noticed something unusual and have dashcam footage that could help us?

“If so, please contact us as soon as possible.

“Officer will remain in the area while enquiries are carried out, so if you have any concerns, please speak to them.”


Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Hampshire Constabulary, quoting reference 44220203196 or Operation Beckon

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.