Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southsea murder inquiry over man's New Year's Day death

A murder inquiry has been launched by police following the death of a man in Portsmouth on New Year's Day.

The body of Christopher Butler, 27, from Southsea, was discovered at an address in Waverley Road in the town in the early hours of Friday.

A Home Office post-mortem examination on Friday was inconclusive.

Hampshire Constabulary said detectives were "investigating a number of lines of enquiry" and are appealing for witnesses.

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