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Afrin Lleshi Charged After Body Found In Burnt-Out Southampton Car

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A man has been charged in connection with the death of a murder victim who was found in his burnt out car.

Afrin Lleshi, 36, of Shirley Road, Southampton faces one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to crane driver Agim Hoxha's death.

He will appear before Southampton Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Hoxha, 29, of Cranbury Place, Southampton, was found in the burnt-out Mercedes in Chilworth Drove between 1am and 1.30am on Tuesday 10 April.

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary believe the keen footballer was killed before his vehicle was set on fire.

Detectives are still trying to trace the Mercedes' movements in the days before Mr Hoxha's murder.

Officers have now found the grey Ford Mondeo Zetec TDCI which also belonged to Mr Hoxha thanks to a member of the public who had seen their appeal for help.

The car, which was parked in Milton Road, Shirley, is being forensically examined, a police spokeswoman said.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the car in the Milton Road area over the Easter bank holiday weekend or on any other occasion to contact them. The car's registration number is HY58HYL.

Hoxha's family has paid tribute to him and in a statement said: "He did not deserve anything like this to happen to him and we cannot understand why someone would do this.

"We would urge anyone who knows anything about what happened to Agim to call the police as soon as possible so they can find who did this quickly and bring him to justice.

"Losing him has left a big hole in our family and he will be sorely missed."

Anyone with information about the car or any other information about the death of Hoxha should call the operation Wedgewood Team at Hulse Road on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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