Man held in murder probe after body found in park

A 34-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man who was found stabbed to death in a park.

Hampshire police launched an investigation after the body of Jason Williams was found in Russell Howard Park in South Ham, Basingstoke, at 1.30am on Tuesday.

A post-mortem found that the 41-year-old, of St Peter's Road, Basingstoke, suffered a single stab wound to the chest.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: "A 34-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in police custody.

"Mr Williams' next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this time."

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