Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hayling Island restaurant death 'caused by head injury'

Police car outside Gandhi restaurant
Image caption The incident happened at the Gandhi Indian restaurant in Hayling Island, near Portsmouth

A man who died after being found injured at a Tandoori restaurant, sparking a murder inquiry, suffered a fatal head injury, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Abbas Ali, 65, died in hospital after he was discovered at the Gandhi restaurant on Hayling Island, Hampshire, early on Saturday.

Three men, aged 32, 34 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

All three have since been released while inquiries continue.

Emergency services were called to the restaurant in Hollow Lane, South Hayling, at 01:00 GMT on Saturday.

Mr Ali, of St Johns Close, Hayling Island, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham but died shortly before 10:00.

Hampshire Constabulary urged anyone who dined at the restaurant on Friday and who had not already contacted them to get in touch.

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