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Gosport university lecturer death: Teenager charged with murder

Southcroft Road in Gosport Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to a house in Southcroft Road on Monday evening

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a university lecturer, who was found dead at a house in Hampshire.

The body of Dr Barry Hounsome, 54, was found after police were called to the address in Southcroft Road, Gosport, at about 17:30 GMT on Monday.

A post-mortem examination found that he died from a head injury.

The teenage boy, from Gosport, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court earlier.

He was remanded into a youth detention centre and will appear at Winchester Crown Court on Monday.

Dr Hounsome carried out research into dementia and Parkinson's disease, and previously worked for Southampton and Bangor universities.

He lived at the property with his wife Natalia, originally from Russia and a senior lecturer in global health economics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and their son.

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