Portsmouth body find: Police given more time to quiz man

House in Greenwood Avenue The house in Greenwood Avenue was cordoned off by police

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Detectives have been given more time to question a man on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Portsmouth.

The dead man, believed to be in his 80s, was found at a house in Greenwood Avenue in Wymering after police were called late on Sunday evening.

He is expected to be formally identified later.

A 49-year-old man, from Southsea, arrested at Portsmouth central police station shortly before 23:00 BST on Sunday, remains in custody.

Hampshire Constabulary said a post-mortem examination was held on Monday evening and the dead man's next of kin had been informed of his death.

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