Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Carl Scott, 37, found dead at house in Winchester

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Image caption Carl Scott's body was found at Birch Court, Winchester on Wednesday afternoon.

A murder investigation has begun after a man's body was found in Winchester.

The body of Carl Scott was found by a member of the public at a house in the Stanmore area on Wednesday afternoon.

Police confirmed his death was being treated as suspicious and a post mortem examination is being carried out.

Detectives have appealed for information from anyone who had recently been in contact with Mr Scott . Police have cordoned off the scene.

Det Ch Insp Dave Morgan said: "We are in the early stages of this investigation and we are following various lines of inquiry to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.

"In particular, we are trying to build up a picture of Mr Scott's lifestyle and movements.

"Therefore I would appeal for anyone who knew Mr Scott and had contact with him since February 1 this year to contact us. You may hold information that could be vital to our investigation.

Mr Scott was 37 and from Stanmore. His family has been informed.