Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Farnborough murder: Victim named after dying from 'multiple stab wounds'

Richard Hardy, 25, from Farnborough Image copyright Hardy family
Image caption Richard Hardy, 25, from Farnborough was found injured on Mayfield Road on Friday afternoon and pronounced dead at the scene

The victim of a "multiple stab" murder in Farnborough has been named by police.

Richard Hardy, 25, from the town, was found injured on Mayfield Road on Friday afternoon and pronounced dead at the scene.

His family released a statement saying: "Richard was a much-loved son and brother who will be massively missed by many. Our hearts are broken."

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.

'Middle of the day'

A 30-year-old woman from Farnborough has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Police said a boy, arrested on Friday, has been released and no further action will be taken against him.

Hampshire Constabulary said Mr Hardy died "after suffering multiple stab wounds".

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Image caption Richard Hardy was found stabbed on Mayfield Road on Friday

Det Ch Insp Nick Heelan said: "We are continuing to appeal for information in relation to this murder investigation.

"Richard was stabbed to death, in the middle of the day, and I believe there are witnesses who could assist us in understanding the exact circumstances that led up to his death.

"If you have any piece of information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, get in contact."

The cordon has been lifted on Mayfield Road but searches are continuing in the area.

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