LivePolice probe after man dies in Weymouth

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Summary

  • Police are in Chapelhay this evening investigating the death of a man
  • Officers are treating the death as suspicious
  • Crime scene investigators are on scene

10:13pm

It doesn't look as though the police are going to be able to give us any more information this evening.

Officers say their investigations will be continuing throughout the night. 

We will end the live blog now, but will keep you informed of any updates we receive.

9:51pm

Just waiting to see if the police can give us any more information this evening. 

They've said as soon as they can, they will update us.

8:38pm

CSI have now left the scene. But more detectives have just arrived.

8:27pm

Police are now speaking to neighbours

7:50pm

Dorset Echo:

7:49pm

Here are some more images from the scene-

Dorset Echo:

7:43pm

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the incident. 

One, who does not wish to be named, said: "We don't know what's gone on, we just heard the sirens and looked out and saw the police."

 

7:24pm

Update from Insp Hicks. 

He said crime scene investigators will be on scene 'through the night.'

The death happened in the first floor flat of the building. 

7:12pm

Police have said the deceased male was aged 43. 

7:04pm

We've just spoken to the Dorset Police control room. They have released the following statement-

"At 3.20pm today Dorset Police received a report of a sudden death of a man at an address in St Leonards Road, Weymouth.

"At this time the death is unexplained and officers from CID and scenes of crime are investigating."

They tell us they will give us more information as soon as they can. 

6:47pm

Dorset Echo:

Here is a picture from the scene in St Leonards Road

6:45pm

Reporter Lee Irving is on scene. 

He has spoken to Insp Geoff Hicks of Dorset Police, who gave the following statement: "We don't know very much at the moment but we are investigating the death of a man.

"As a precaution, we are treating it as suspicious and crime scene investigators are on scene."

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12:16am Tue 29 Jul 14

magpie68 says...

dorset evening echo have some respect for the family rip my great friend cant believe u r gone going to miss u so much love u xxxxxxxxxxx xxx
dorset evening echo have some respect for the family rip my great friend cant believe u r gone going to miss u so much love u xxxxxxxxxxx xxx magpie68
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