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Man, 52, arrested after two bodies found at property in Hampshire

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A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two bodies were found at a property in Hampshire.

A woman in her 20s and a man in his 60s were discovered with serious injuries in Buckland Avenue, Basingstoke, but both died at the scene.

Hampshire Police had been called to the incident in the early hours of this morning.

The victims are yet to be formally identified, but police believe they knew the arrested suspect.

Detective Superintendent Neil Corrigan said: “We understand this incident will come as a shock to the local community.

“Please be reassured that we have a number of officers working hard at the scene and the surrounding areas to establish the exact circumstances, and a man is in custody.”

Anyone who lives in the area and has any information or concerns about the incident is being urged to speak with any officer they see, or call Hampshire Police on 101 quoting “Operation Carnation”.

Those with information can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via its anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org