Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Four arrested over woman's murder in Southampton

A police van outside the house in Broadlands Road
Image caption The woman found at the house died of multiple blows to the head

Four people are being questioned by police after the body of a woman was found in a house in Southampton.

Police discovered the woman in Broadlands Road, in the Portswood area of the city, at about 1145 GMT on Friday.

A post-mortem examination found she died of multiple blows to the head.

Two men, aged 30 and 33, and two women, aged 33 and 35, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being held at police stations across Hampshire.

Two vehicles have also been recovered and removed from the property for forensic examination.

Next of kin

Following the discovery, crime scene investigators were called and special search teams combed the area.

The house has been cordoned off using green wheelie bins and police tape.

Formal identification of the woman has yet to take place and detectives are still trying to trace her next of kin.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have seen or heard anything to contact them.

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