Arrest in murder probe after death of man in Christchurch

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a death in Christchurch.

Police were called to an address in Druitt Road at around 2.06pm on Saturday (July 29) after reports of the ‘sudden death’ of a 29-year-old man.

Another 29-year-old man, from Christchurch, who was known to the man who has died, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detective Superintendent Stewart Dipple, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has sadly died. Officers are providing support at this difficult time.

“We have launched an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am keen to hear from anyone locally who may have information that could assist our enquiries.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and officers can be approached by any member of the public with information or concerns.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230118926. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.