Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Eastleigh attack victim identified as Choudhry Zishan

Police cars at High Street Eastleigh
Image caption Choudhry Zishan was attacked on Eastleigh's High Street

A man who died after being attacked in the street while on his way to work in Hampshire has been identified.

Choudhry Zishan, 35, died in hospital after the suspected robbery in the residential part of Eastleigh's High Street at about 04:30 BST on Sunday.

Two men, aged 22 and 25, have been arrested and remain in custody.

Mr Zishan who ran a nearby newsagents, was married with a young child. A post-mortem examination found he died of head injuries.

Police said they believed he was "accosted by two men" with one attacker losing their shoes. They have repeated a call for residents to get in touch if they find footwear in their gardens or bins.

Det Sup Paul Barton "It would appear that Mr Zishan had just left home for work when he was attacked.

"I believe this was a robbery where the level of violence was extreme and sickening."

The street remained cordoned off throughout Sunday while the scene was forensically examined.

Flowers were laid outside the newsagent's shop where Mr Zishan worked, close to the cordon.

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