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Basingstoke double stabbing: One dead, one seriously injured

Basingstoke murder scene
Image caption The fatally-injured man was found at a block of flats in Shooters Way

A man has died after two stabbings which police have described as "potentially linked and targeted".

He was found injured after police were called to a block of flats in Shooters Way, Basingstoke, at about 22:45 BST on Saturday. He died later in hospital.

A second man was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds after being found in nearby Normanton Road minutes later.

Two men aged 29, a 36-year-old woman, all from Basingstoke, and a 16-year-old boy from Croydon, have been arrested.

The alleged offences for which they were detained have not been revealed by police, who said a murder inquiry had been launched.

Image caption Police were called to the address on Saturday evening

Officers said they were called to a "report of a disturbance" at Kingfisher House in Shooters Way, next to South View Junior School.

Det Ch Insp Dave Storey said: "We are treating these incidents as potentially linked and targeted events."

A cordon is in place while officers carry out house-to-house inquiries.

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