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Body Found In Burning Bin Sparks Murder Probe

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Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body in an industrial bin.

Detectives in Southampton were called to the Empress Road Industrial Estate by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service at around 3.10am this morning.

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

A police spokesman said they did not have any further details at this time.

A section of Thomas Lewis Way remains closed and is likely to be closed for the remainder of the day. Diversions are in place.

The spokesman added: "We would like to apologise for any inconvenience to motorists and will re-open the route as soon as possible."

Police are appealing for information, particularly anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in and around Empress Road Industrial Estate, off Thomas Lewis Way, overnight.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Waterloo.

Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000.

Information can also be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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