Murder enquiry after body found in Stanmore

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A murder investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in at a house in Winchester.

Police were called to a house in Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent, Stanmore on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public found the body.

Detectives have described the death of Carl Scott, 37 as suspicious and have launched a murder investigation.

A post mortem is being carried out.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Morgan said:

“We are in the early stages of this investigation and we are following various lines of enquiry to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.

“I would appeal for anyone who knew Mr Scott and had contact with him since February 1 this year to contact us.

“A cordon at the address will remain in place for the next few days while we carry out further enquiries. I would like to thank local residents for their patience while this takes place.”