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Woman arrested in Basingstoke murder investigation

A second person has been arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a man in Basingstoke.

A 51-year-old woman from Basingstoke was arrested on suspicion of murder last night (Tuesday 14 May). She remains in police custody.

The arrest relates to the investigation into the fatal stabbing of a man in the Popley area of Basingstoke.

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 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 was taken to hospital for treatment.

Earlier on Tuesday 14 May, a 55-year-old man from Basingstoke was arrested on suspicion of murder. He also remains in custody while our enquiries continue.

We are continuing to appeal for information regarding this investigation. If you have any relevant information, please call 101, quoting the reference number 44240199153.

You can also report information through our online portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC24N05-PO1 using the same reference number, or via our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or by visiting their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/


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