Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire man's death 'may be linked to legal highs'

The death of a 35-year-old man from Hampshire could be linked to "legal highs", according to police.

The man was taken to Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital on Friday, from an address in Rogers Close, Gosport, where he was later pronounced dead.

Hampshire Constabulary are investigating but said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

His next-of-kin have been informed but formal identification has not been completed, the force said.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Liam Davies of Fareham CID, said: "We are exploring the possibility that this death may be linked to 'legal highs'.

"We would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public of national advice warning people that they can increase their risk of death if they combine drugs with alcohol or any substance that causes a 'high'."

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