Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Murder in Aldershot

Murder investigation launched following Aldershot death

Detectives from the Major Crime Department have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Aldershot during the early hours of Wednesday, July 20.

Just after 3.15am, officers were called to Basing Drive to reports of an altercation.

On arrival, a man was discovered with serious injuries and was taken to Frimley Park Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out this afternoon.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Fitchet, said: “This investigation is still in the very early stages and we are carrying out a number of enquiries.

“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or has any information that can help with our investigation, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“There may be some unavoidable disruption within the local community while we conduct these necessary enquiries and we’d like to thank residents for their co-operation, and would appeal for calm while we establish the exact circumstances of what has happened.”

A 43-year-old man from Aldershot has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Anyone with any information should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or 0845 045 45, via the website at or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Minicom users should call 01962 875000.

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