Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Portsmouth body find prompts murder arrest

House in Greenwood Avenue
Image caption The house in Greenwood Avenue has been cordoned off by police

A man is being held 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, Wymering, after police were called late on Sunday evening.

A 49-year-old man, from Southsea, was arrested at Portsmouth central police station shortly before 23:00 BST.

The house in Greenwood Avenue remains cordoned off while forensic investigations continue.

Hampshire Constabulary said a post-mortem examination would be held later to establish the cause of death.

The dead man's next of kin have been informed.

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