Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton man found dead on street named by police

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Image caption The man was found by residents lying dead on a footpath in Golden Grove, Southampton

A man who was found lying dead on a footpath in Southampton has been named.

Nicholas James Beattie, 32, was from the local area. He had been discovered in Golden Grove on Friday afternoon.

Hampshire Constabulary have arrested a fourth man, aged 37, in connection with the death after arresting three men in their 40s on Saturday.

Police are still treating the death as unexplained as a post-mortem examination on Saturday showed "indeterminate findings".

A police spokesman said there were no obvious signs of injury and that the force was awaiting results from further tests.

All four men remain in police custody.

Insp Pete Jones said a mobile police station would be set up in Golden Grove on Monday. Officers are also conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area and are examining CCTV footage.

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