LiveLIVE UPDATES: Suspicious death at Weymouth flat

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  • Body of a 43-year-old man found at flat in St Leonard's Road at Chapelhay, Weymouth, yesterday has sparked a police investigation
  • Police say the death is suspicious
  • Detectives and scenes of crime officers have been at the property for most of the night

2:08pm

We are going to close the live feed for now. We will update you as soon as possible with any further information. 

10:36am

Dorset Police have just released this statement to us.

A spokesman for the police said: "At 3.20pm on Monday July 28, Dorset Police received a report of a sudden death of a 43-year-old local man at an address on St Leonards Road in Weymouth.
"At this time the death is unexplained and officers from CID and scenes of crime are investigating.
"His next of kin and HM Coroner has been informed.
"There is no more information available at this time."

10:04am

A shop owner in the area said Chapelhay was a nice area and was shocked to hear that a man had died in 'suspicious circumstances'.

They said: "It's a lovely area and very quiet. People up here are friendly and there's no hassle.

"It's not somthing you would ever want to hear, you would never think its going to happen in an area like this."

10:00am

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said the house has been 'quiet for the last couple of days' but she said: "When I passed it a couple of nights ago there was a hell of a din coming out of the house."

8:39am

See a video from the scene last night

8:27am

Reporter Liz Jackson has been speaking to residents in the area. Only one knew about the police investigation. People said they were shocked to hear what had happened.

One man described the area as 'quiet', adding: "A suspicious death is the last thing you want to hear about."

 

8:10am

We're hoping to get an update on the investigation from Dorset Police later this morning

8:09am

Read our story here from today's paper on what we know so far

8:07am

Our reporter Liz Jackson is at the scene and says a crime scene guard is in place at the property in St Leonard's Road. Here's a picture from the scene this morning.Dorset Echo:

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2:27pm Tue 29 Jul 14

magpie68 says...

dorset evening echo have some respect for the family cant believe you are gone going to miss you so much rest in peace my great friend love you always xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
dorset evening echo have some respect for the family cant believe you are gone going to miss you so much rest in peace my great friend love you always xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx magpie68
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