DETECTIVES involved in a Southampton murder investigation have issued a fresh appeal for information.

It comes after the body of Sol Hemy was found in the water at Riverside Park in Southampton in the early hours of September 5.

Police also rushed to the scene after reports of gun shots, found a nearby cannabis farm and later a Jeep Cherokee with a large amount of cannabis inside.

Now officers investigating the incidents are appealing for drivers in the area at the time who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Justin Torgout said: “We continue to investigate Sol’s death and finding out what happened in River Walk prior to his body being found will be able to help us achieve that.

“We want to thank all of those residents who have spoken to us already and assisted us in piecing together the incidents in the early hours of Thursday, September 5.

"We now believe there were a number of vehicles in the area and we are looking to trace the drivers of these cars.

“We urge anyone who was in the River Walk area with potential dash cam footage captured between 1am and 1.20am to call 101 and quote Operation Telly.”

Officers responded to reports of gun shots being heard in River Walk around 1am on September 5.

Police say they found a house located in River Walk which was being used to cultivate cannabis.

A Jeep Cherokee left in Riverside Park was also found to contain a large amount of cannabis.

Just after 6.30am, Sol Hemy, a 20-year-old man from Southampton was found deceased in the water at Riverside Park.

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Police say Mr Hemy was not shot, but his death remains unexplained.

River Walk and Riverside Park were cordoned off for several days following the incidents to allow officers to carry out enquiries and speak with the community.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to produce cannabis and dangerous driving.

He was released on bail until October 9 with conditions not to enter Southampton.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote Operation Telly, go to and report online, or call Crimestoppers and leave information anonymously on 0800 555 111.