Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Waterlooville stab death suspect Sean Bailey arrested

Simon Warton
Image caption Mr Warton was fatally injured early on Thursday

A suspect wanted in connection with the death of a man fatally stabbed during a party in Hampshire has been arrested.

Simon Warton, 27, of Waterlooville, was found injured in the town early on Thursday after police were called to a disturbance. He died later in hospital.

Sean Bailey, 28, also of Waterlooville, was arrested on Saturday night at a flat in Havant and is currently being questioned.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Warton died of a stab wound.

Earlier the father-of-one's mother, Dawn Warton, said: "The family is very grateful for all the support and wishes from Simon's friends who have been sharing stories of him.

"All of us know Simon had a great sense of humour and was a fun-loving person. Simon always tried to be a good son and he adored his daughter."

Hampshire police named Mr Bailey on Thursday and called for the public's help in tracing him.

He was found at a flat inside Southampton House, Broadmere Avenue, in Havant, and detained shortly before 22:00 BST on Saturday.

An appeal was also made on Thursday to trace a 16-year-old girl who had been seen with Mr Bailey earlier that day, but she was later found safe and well.

Police urged anyone with information about the stabbing to contact them.

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