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Murder enquiry launched after man found dead in Bournemouth

Dorset Police can now confirm a murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Gloucester Road in Bournemouth today, Friday 11 October 2013.

Officers were called to a property at around 12.34pm following a concern for welfare.

A cordon remains in place at this time and the coroner is aware.

Next of kin have yet to be informed.

Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Following initial enquiries, we have now launched a murder investigation, and it is vital that anyone with any information contacts Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.

“Any witnesses should call 101 quoting incident number 11:46. Alternatively call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.”

Issued: 11 October 2013