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Further update on suspicious death in Bournemouth

Below is the latest statement in relation to the incident that occurred at 4.52pm on Tuesday 17 July 2012 in the Lansdowne Road area of Bournemouth.

A 29-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested in connection with the incident and has now been transferred and bailed to a secure unit whilst enquiries continue. Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the man’s death.

Although the investigation into the circumstances is ongoing, Dorset Police can reassure members of the public that the incident was between two people who were known to each other and there will be no further comment until the investigation is finalised.

Detective Inspector Balmer of the Major Crime unit said, “There has been speculation in the press in relation to how the victim was discovered. It is never the case that the police discuss the findings at a crime scene, but the family are now being supported by Dorset Police and are fully aware of the circumstances.

Several people have already supplied information regarding this incident, I would urge anyone with information to call 101.”