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Charges confirmed in Gosport murder investigation

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have confirmed they have officially charged a total of three people and reiterated their continuing appeal for witnesses or information as part of ‘Operation Talus’; which was first launched following the tragic murder of a twenty-two year old man in the Gosport area during the ‘early hours’ of last Friday morning (November 24).

Officers were called to Keyes Road at approximately 2:32am to reports that a man had been seriously assaulted in the area. Sadly he subsequently died of severe injuries and his family has been informed. His name has not been formally announced by Hampshire Constabulary or family members but it has been widely shared on social media with tributes.

In an update on Sunday evening (November 26) police confirmed that eighteen year old Tommy West of Fisgard Road and twenty-four year old Aiden West of Tudor Close had been charged for three offences; which were listed as murder, robbery and possession of a bladed article. Sarah Flynn, age 35, of James Close is charged with assisting an offender.

Meanwhile a thirty-five year old man from Fareham has been released without charge after being arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, whilst a forty-five year old woman from Fareham is still in ‘custody’ at the time of writing for the exact offence.  A sixty-seven year old male from Salisbury has furthermore been released on ‘police bail’ until February 25 on suspicion of assisting an offender alongside a twenty-two year old man who was quizzed on suspicion of murder.

Investigators are asking for witnesses and information surrounding a red Vauxhall Corsa that was involved in a collision at the scene, which they are linking to enquires. They have asked for anyone who may have spotted the vehicle across Gosport and Fareham or witnessed this incident to come forward to help; alongside those who have any video footage.

Investigators are asking for anybody with information or footage to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44230475737. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with all official support and further guidance available on the links here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Graphic showing any ‘investigation updates’ launched for police force