Gosport murder investigation: Victim died from head injury

THE victim of a suspected murder died from a head injury, a post mortem has concluded.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 4:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 5:30 pm
A 54-year-old man died in Southcroft Road, Gosport. Picture: Sarah Standing

Barry Hounsome, 54, was found dead at his home in Southcroft Road, Gosport, on Monday at around 5.30pm.

A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder is still in custody.

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A 54-year-old man died in Southcroft Road, Gosport. Picture: Sarah Standing

Dr Hounsome carried out research into dementia and Parkinson's disease, and previously worked for Southampton and Bangor universities.

Next-of-kin for Dr Hounsome have been informed.

Police are treating it as an '˜isolated incident'.

Neighbour and friend of the couple, Walter Knight, today said he has been left devastated by Dr Hounsome's death.

Retired Mr Knight said the 'very intelligent' couple have a teenage son who studies at college.

Mr Knight said: "It's such a shame what's happened, the husband and wife were very lovely people.

'˜She was from somewhere in Germany, but I'm not completely sure.

'˜They were very nice people, they even got me a Christmas card every year.

'˜I didn't know what they did for a living but they were very friendly, they kept themselves to themselves.'