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Five charged with murder after Farnborough stabbing

Richard Hardy, 25, from Farnborough Image copyright Hardy family
Image caption Richard Hardy, 25, from Farnborough, was found stabbed on Friday

Five men have been charged with murder after a man was found with multiple stab wounds in Farnborough.

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

The five men, four from Farnborough and one from Portsmouth, appeared before Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.

The men, aged between 19 and 31, have been remanded in custody to appear before Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

They are:

  • Leroy Bosha, 26, of Aldwick Close, Farnborough
  • Luther Archibald, 31, of Totland Close, Farnborough
  • Hashim Siddique, 19, of Fintry Walk, Farnborough
  • Qasan Siddique, 22, of Fintry Walk, Farnborough
  • Omar Goodridge, 20, of Montgomery Way, Portsmouth
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Image caption Mr Hardy was pronounced dead at the scene in Mayfield Road

A total of eight people - six men, a woman and a boy - were originally arrested over the stabbing.

A 24-year-old man from Farnborough has been released while inquiries continue.

A 30-year-old woman from Farnborough arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 16-year-old boy, also from the town, have both been released and no further action will be taken against them, police said.

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