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Man arrested in Basingstoke murder investigation

Officers investigating a fatal stabbing in Basingstoke have today arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 9pm on Sunday 12 May to a report of a stabbing at an address in Tasmania Close.

Officers attended the address and confirmed two men had been stabbed.

A man in his 30s from Basingstoke was confirmed deceased at the scene, the other victim, a man in his 30s from Newbury, West Berkshire, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated in hospital. 

Police have now arrested a 55-year-old man from Basingstoke on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody.

Chief Inspector Scott Johnson, Basingstoke District Commander, said: "I would like to thank local residents impacted by the police attendance at this very challenging incident on Sunday evening.  Iā€™m grateful for their continued understanding and cooperation as our investigation has continued this week.

"Officers will be remaining on patrol in the area over the next few days so if you have any concerns, please speak to them.

"If you have any information about this incident, and have not already spoken to the police, please come forward, or information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers.ā€

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