Physique of man in his 40s is discovered within the backyard of £1.5million house as police use metallic detectors to hunt for clues after revealing they’re treating demise as ‘unexplained’
- The physique of a person in his 40s was found within the backyard of house on Sunday
- Police have sealed off the home and introduced in officers to look the grounds
- Hampshire Constabulary say the demise is at the moment being handled as unexplained
Brendan Mcfadden For Mailonline
Richard Spillett Crime Correspondent For Mailonline
Police are investigating after the physique of a person in his 40s was discovered within the grounds of a £1.5million home on the South Downs.
Detectives descended on the property close to Petersfield, Hampshire following the invention on Sunday morning by a retired couple who personal the six bed room house.
Witnesses mentioned officers had been seen utilizing metallic detectors to look the house’s intensive gardens in an obvious seek for clues.
Police are looking the grounds of this £1.5million Hampshire house after the physique of a person was discovered within the backyard
A crew of police has been referred to as in to look the grounds after the investigation was launched
The substantial red-brick property in Midhurst Street, which has a number of acres of backyard and a three-berth storage, is owned by Iain Palmer, 70 and his 64 12 months previous spouse Susan.
Neighbours in Petersfield, Hampshire mentioned a horrified Susan discovered the physique when she left the home to go for a run.
A retired man who lives close by and didn’t need to be named mentioned: ‘Sue and Iain are completely bewildered and shocked by all of it. As you’ll be able to think about it is fairly distressing.’
A feminine neighbour mentioned:’It has nothing to do with the homeowners. They discovered this man yesterday morning and clearly are very upset by the entire thing.
‘The world has been handled like against the law scene ever since and we have all had the police round.
‘The native street – the A272 – is used like a race observe nowadays and so one wonders if he was hit and staggered into the backyard.
‘It is all very unusual and it is completely not one thing anybody right here would have anticipated to occur.
A publish mortem examination on the physique was as a result of be carried out later immediately.
Hampshire Police say the demise is at the moment being handled as unexplained.
No less than six officers had been seen looking the grounds this morning.
Hampshire Police spokesman Jack Backwell immediately mentioned: ‘We had been referred to as at 9.40am on Sunday 11 November to a report that the physique of a person in his 40s had been present in a backyard in Midhurst Street, Petersfield.
‘Police attended the scene and a cordon stays in place presently.
‘Formal identification of the person has not but taken place.
‘A publish mortem examination is because of happen on Monday afternoon.