A TEEN boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found at home with serious injuries.

Police were scrambled to the house in Christchurch, Dorset, following a report of a concern for welfare.

A man was found dead in Christchurch

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A man was found dead in Christchurch

They discovered the body of the victim, aged in his 30s, with serious injuries.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Dorset Police say the victim’s family are being supported by specialist officers following the horror on Wednesday at around 7.53pm.

A police presence is still in the area and officers are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), said: “We have been progressing with our detailed investigation since the tragic death and have now made an arrest.

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the man who sadly died and our specially-trained officers will continue to provide support to them. They have been kept fully updated in respect of this development.”

Anyone who was in Heath Road between Saturday 1 January and Tuesday 4 January and saw “anything out of the ordinary” is urged to get in touch.

DI Huxter added: “Also, our appeal still stands for any residents in the vicinity of Heath Road with home CCTV systems or dashcam footage from vehicles that were in the area during the time frame to please check for any relevant footage.

“Finally, I am renewing my plea for anyone who knows the occupant of 6 Heath Road to please come forward as you may have important information to assist our investigation.”

“There will still be a police presence in the area and local officers can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns.”

Those with with information have been asked to call police on 101 quoting number 55220001688.

A murder probe has been launched

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A murder probe has been launchedCredit: BNPS
Police are appealing for witnesses

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Police are appealing for witnessesCredit: BNPS


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