A PAIR arrested over the death of a pensioner in Bursledon have been released by police.

It comes after a 63-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder, following the death of a man at a home on Boundary Road.

Police say they believe the incident happened between 10.30pm on Sunday, December 2 and around 12.45am on Monday, December 3.

Yesterday, a spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said a Home Office-led post mortem examination has been inconclusive.

They say laboratory examinations may take a number of months.

Police say the pair have now been bailed until 1 January 2019.

It comes after neighbours spoke of their “total disbelief” after the body of a man was found at his home in Bursledon.

Police launched a murder investigation after the body of a 73-year-old was found at the end-of-terrace property in Boundary Road.

Police said a 63-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Neighbours told the Daily Echo that police started knocking on their doors before 7am on December 3 and asked them if they had seen or heard anything suspicious.

Residents said the house was occupied by a couple and that a younger man had moved in just over a month ago.

Patricia Peacey, 63, who lives in Boundary Road, said: “I only knew him to say hello to and I never noticed anything suspicious.

“I’m in total disbelief about it, really, and I really don’t know what to believe at the moment.

“I feel uneasy because I don’t know what’s going on.”


A neighbour who did not to be named said: “I didn’t know him that well.

“The family kept themselves to themselves.

“There was a younger guy living there who, as far as I’m aware, was the woman’s son.

“He moved in a few weeks ago.”

Mandy Meade has lived in the road for 17 years, and she said: “There’s never been any trouble here.

“I would say hello to him or his wife if I saw them in the street, he was always polite to me.”

Brian Gormin, a resident of Maple Close for 42 years said: “I used to see him out and about and he seemed nice.

“I was shocked to hear the news.

“We keep ourselves to ourselves around here.”

Anyone with information can call 101 and quote 44180450761.