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Southbourne murder investigation - Update

The body of a man was located at an address at Lacey Court in Stedman Road in Southbourne, Bournemouth on Monday 17 June 2013.

Formal identification of the man has not yet taken place. However, the deceased is believed to be a Bournemouth man aged in his forties.

Police are treating the death as suspicious.

A 26-year-old man was arrested in the West Midlands area on suspicion of murder and is helping officers with their enquiries.

Dorset Police is appealing for witnesses and anyone with information regarding the Lacey Court address.

Next of kin are not yet all aware of the man’s death. The coroner has been notified.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 17:147. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 19 June 2013