Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Murder arrests over Basingstoke park death

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Image caption Police said the man's body was found in the park in the early hours of Tuesday

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in Basingstoke.

Jason Williams died after being attacked in Russell Howard Park. A post-mortem examination found he died from a single stab wound to the chest.

The body of the 41-year-old, from South Ham, was found shortly before 01:30 GMT on Tuesday.

The arrested men, aged 34 and 37, from Basingstoke, remain in custody, Hampshire Constabulary said.

The force said officers would remain in the South Ham area while inquiries continued.

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Image caption Forensic officers were seen carrying out investigations at Russell Howard Park

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