Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Murder charge over Lyndhurst man's body found in flat

Flats at Foldsgate Close
Image caption The 54-year-old man was found dead inside a property in Foldsgate Close

A 52-year-old man has been charged with murder after another man's body was found inside flats in the New Forest.

Police were called to Foldsgate Close, in the village of Lyndhurst, Hampshire, just after 1830 GMT on Thursday where they found the 54-year-old dead.

Michael Hanlon, of no fixed address, but of the Lyndhurst area, appeared before magistrates in Southampton earlier and was remanded in custody.

Post-mortem tests are being carried out on the dead man later.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said he has yet to be formally identified.

Mr Hanlon will appear at Winchester Crown Court on Tuesday.

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