Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Arrests made in Winchester railway station murder probe

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

Two men, aged 58 and 32, have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who fell ill at a Hampshire railway station.

Stuart Horsman, 34, was taken 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.

The men from, the Winchester area, were arrested separately on Saturday, and taken for questioning.

Rail commuters

Officers were at the railway station on Friday to appeal for information from rail commuters.

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

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

Det Ch Insp Dick Pearson said: "I would like to hear from people who knew Mr Horsman and have any information about his lifestyle recently.

"Mr Horsman was regularly seen with friends in the underpass that runs from the taxi rank outside the station, underneath the railway itself, and out to Stockbridge Road. He was very well known in the Winchester area."

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