This website uses browser storage to make it easier to use. Please check the box if you consent to this and enable accessibility option. You can find more detail here

Hampshire Constabulary – Southampton Murder

Hampshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 52-year-old man in Southampton in August

Details of Incident

Police were called shortly after midday on Saturday 19 August by our colleagues at South Central Ambulance Service to a report of the concern for the welfare of a man on Shirley Road, located in the vicinity of the United Reform Church

A short time later the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers attended the scene to conduct enquiries and the death was classified as unexplained but not suspicious.

Following new information which has come to light, we have now arrested a 46-year-old man from Southampton on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident. He has been released from police custody on conditional bail while our enquiries continue.

The man's family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Hampshire Constabulary, quoting reference 44230335479 or Operation Collard

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.