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Police appeal as Fareham man dies in Southampton

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to assist their continuing investigation following an incident in Southampton City Centre early on Friday (December 22); which saw a male aged in his forties sadly pass away from a cardiac arrest after being involved in a serious altercation.

Officers were phoned at around 12:40am to the ‘junction’ of Oxford Street and Bernard Street following multiple reports that a man from Fareham had suffered a cardiac arrest. It was soon established that this male had been involved in an altercation and despite the best efforts of paramedics at the scene he was tragically pronounced dead from his injuries.

Detectives have said they have arrested two males aged sixty and thirty-five from Totton on “suspicion of murder”; both remaining in police custody at the time of writing. But they are keen to hear from anybody who was in the area between 12am and 1am on Friday; particularly those who may have video or dashcam footage of the incident and the aftermath.

Investigators are asking for people with any ‘fresh’ information to contact police by calling their non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44230521261. 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 displaying this new ‘witness appeal’ launched by police force.