Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Portsmouth body find: Police given more time to quiz man

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

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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