Murder probe is launched after man, 88, found dead in Surrey

Murder probe is launched after man, 88, was found dead in a house in Surrey

  • Police scrambled to residential address in Godstone, Surrey at around 11am
  • They found the man’s body inside the house and launched investigation 
  • No arrests have been made but his family have been informed of his death  

A murder probe is underway after an 88-year-old man was found dead at his Surrey home.

Police were scrambled to the house in Bletchingley Road, Godstone just before 11am today. 

They found the man’s body and a murder investigation was launched. No arrests have yet been made. 

The victim has not been formally identified but his family have been informed and are being supported by police officers.  

The incident happened at a residential address in Bletchingley Road, Godstone, Surrey today

A Surrey Police spokesman said: ‘Surrey Police has launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body at an address in Godstone earlier today.

‘The body of an 88-year-old man was found at a residential address in Bletchingley Road just before 11am.

‘The man has not yet been formally identified and a post mortem to establish the cause of death will take place in due course.

‘One lane of the A25 is currently closed while searches are carried out. House to house enquiries are also underway.’

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Pirie from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team added: ‘The investigation is still in the early stages but we would like to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to establish the circumstances of this man’s death. 

‘Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time who are being supported by specialist officers.

‘If you have any information which could help us, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.’

‘If you can help, please call us on 101, quoting reference PR/P20095551. Alternatively, if you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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