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Arrest made after man’s death in Hambrook

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man at a residential address in Hambrook.

We were called to a property, in Mill Lane, by the ambulance service shortly before 9.55am this morning (Saturday 22 June).

Sadly a man was found deceased at the scene.

One person has been arrested and is in police custody.

Although the formal identification process has not yet been completed, we believe the deceased to be a man in his 90s and we’ve informed his next of kin. Specially-trained family liaison officers will provide them with support and updates as our investigation progresses.

Neighbourhood Chief Inspector Steph McKenna said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this hugely upsetting time.

“We can confirm a man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody.

“We will carry out a thorough investigation into what has happened, and this will be led by our Major Crime Investigation Team. Our enquiries are at an early stage, but at this time it appears this was an isolated incident and between two people known to one another.

“While there is not believed to be any ongoing risk to the public, the local community can expect to see an increased police presence in the coming days while investigative work is carried out, along with high-visibility reassurance patrols. As always, if you have any concerns please speak to those officers and PCSOs on patrol as they will be happy to speak and try to assist as much as possible.”

Anyone with information that may assist our investigation is asked to call 101 and give the call-handler reference number 5224161401.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.