Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Winchester railway station death prompts murder inquiry

Stuart Horsman
Image caption Mr Horsman is described by police as very well known in the area

A murder inquiry has begun after the death of a man who was taken ill at a Hampshire railway station.

Stuart Horsman, 34, fell ill at Winchester station on 3 August and died later the same day in hospital.

Tests showed he died of internal bleeding and police believe he may have been assaulted in the days beforehand.

Detectives are urging anyone with information about Mr Horsman, who they describe as "very well known in the Winchester area", to contact them.

Underpass

Det Ch Insp Dick Pearson, said: "Mr Horsman was regularly seen with friends in the underpass which runs from the taxi rank outside the station, underneath the railway, and out to Stockbridge Road.

"He was also very well known in the Winchester area.

"It is believed that he may have been assaulted some time between Wednesday 27 July and Wednesday 3 August.

"Equally, I would also like to hear from anyone who knew Mr Horsman and has any information which they think could assist the investigation."

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