THE last-known pictures of a man who was killed in a mysterious incident have been released by police.

Sagar Bhatti died after being hit by two cars on Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh, in the early hours of Sunday, March 10.

Police launched an investigation and arrested two men on suspicion of murdering the 23-year-old.

Officers believe there may have been a "disturbance" in the area of Broadlands Avenue, Eastleigh, between 3.30am and 5.45am that day, and want to speak to anyone who saw Mr Bhatti on the evening of Saturday, March 9.

The newly-released CCTV images were taken in Eastleigh town centre hours before his death.

Detective inspector Lee Macarthur said: "It’s been more than seven weeks since Sagar lost his life following the collision on Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh.

"Our investigation continues and we’re following a number of lines of enquiry to establish exactly what happened in the lead up to this incident.

"We’ve already issued a number of witness appeals and have conducted house to house enquiries in the area.

"We’ve also viewed CCTV and taken statements from those who have already come forward.

"We’ve now released this CCTV footage of Sagar, which was taken in Eastleigh town centre during the early hours of Sunday, 10 March.

“We know that Sagar was out with friends on the evening of Saturday, 9 March. He went to Winchester and travelled to Eastleigh on a train later that evening or during the early hours of Sunday morning, and then went to The Station pub on High Street.

“We particularly need to speak to anyone who was in the Woodside Avenue or Broadlands Avenue area around the time of the collision – whether walking or driving.

"Even if you didn’t see anything, we still need to hear from you.

“We hope that by releasing this CCTV we’ll jog someone’s memory and they may recall seeing Sagar that night or during the early hours of Sunday morning.

“Even if you don’t think you have information about the incident that led to his death, we still want to speak to you if you saw Sagar that night."

As previously reported by the Daily Echo, two men aged 26 and 29 – who were not in either of the cars which hit Mr Bhatti – were arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting Operation Laminated 44190084129, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.