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Arrests after body found in Southampton bin

Two men and one woman, all in their twenties, were arrested after the body was found in a bin at an industrial estate. The victim has not yet been identified.

A Hampshire Police officer stands guard at the scene in Southampton where a burnt body was discovered in an industrial bin by firemen.
A Hampshire Police officer stands guard at the scene in Southampton where a burnt body was discovered in an industrial bin by firemen.
Image: Chris Ison/PA Wire

POLICE HAVE ARRESTED three people in connection with the discovery of burnt remains in a bin in Southampton.

The Guardian reports that three people were arrested by police on suspicion of murder.

Police launched a murder investigation after detectives in Southampton were called to the Empress Road Industrial Estate by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service at around 3.10am yesterday morning.

They were dealing with a bin fire and discovered a body, police said.

According to Sky News, the two men arrested are aged 28 and 25, while the woman is aged 20. They are all from Southampton.

The identity of the victim has not been discovered yet, but The Guardian reports that police are “making urgent inquiries” to identify the person.

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