Woman in her 20s and man in his 60s are found dead at a house in Hampshire as 52-year-old suspect is arrested on suspicion of murder
- The 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday (June 20)
- A woman in her 20s and a man in his 60s were found in a house in Hampshire
- It is understood that the arrested suspect is known to the deceased
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman and man found at the same address on Sunday morning.
The victims, a woman in her 20s and a man in his 60s, were found at a property in Buckland Avenue, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
It is understood that the arrested suspect, aged 52, is known to the deceased.
Buckland Avenue, Basingstoke, Hampshire was closed after two people were found
The victims, a woman in her 20s and a man in his 60s, were found at a property (pictured: tents at property, centre third from left) in Buckland Avenue, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hampshire Police were called to the scene on Sunday morning and the road was closed shortly afterwards.
A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: ‘We are investigating a double murder which took place in the early hours of this morning (Sunday June 20) in Basingstoke.
‘Police were called in the early hours to an address in Buckland Avenue.
‘Officers attended and discovered two people, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s, who had sustained serious injuries.
‘Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Formal identification procedures remain ongoing at this time.
‘This morning officers arrested a man as part of this investigation.
Hampshire Police were called to the scene on Sunday morning and the road was closed
‘The 52-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody at this time.’
Detective Superintendent Neil Corrigan added: ‘We understand this incident will come as a shock to the local community.
‘Please be reassured that we have a number of officers working hard at the scene and the surrounding areas to establish the exact circumstances, and a man is in custody.
‘We believe all parties involved in this incident were known to one another.
‘If you live in the area and have any information or concerns about this incident, do not hesitate to speak with one of our officers if you see them, or give us a call on 101 quoting Operation Carnation.’