Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Agim Hoxha death: Man arrested in Rome

Agim Hoxha
Image caption Agim Hoxha was originally from Albania and had lived in the UK for 12 years

A man has been arrested in Rome on suspicion of murdering a man found in a burning car near Southampton.

Agim Hoxha 29, was found dead on the back seat of the car by emergency services in Chilworth Drove, Chilworth on 10 April.

The man was arrested on Friday with assistance of the Italian police.

Arrangements are being made with the Italian authorities to have him escorted back to the UK where he will be questioned by Hampshire detectives.

Officers have previously said they believe Mr Hoxha was dead before the fire in his silver Mercedes began.

'Hard worker'

A man detained in connection with Mr Hoxha's death has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice.

Afrin Lleshi, 36, of Shirley Road, Southampton, is accused of assisting in the disposal of Mr Hoxha's body.

Mr Lleshi appeared before Southampton magistrates in April and was remanded in custody.

He is due before Southampton Crown Court on 19 June.

Mr Hoxha, who lived in Cranbury Place, Southampton, was originally from Albania.

He had lived in the UK for 12 years, working on building sites around Southampton and London.

His family described him as "a good and hard worker" who enjoyed going to the gym and playing Sunday league football.

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