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Basingstoke Murder: Man charged
Police are have charged a man with murder after a man died in a stabbing in Basoingstoke
53-year-old Stephan Hollow was stabbed outside his home in Blackdown Close at around 4.30am on Monday.
A 27 year old man, from the town, has been charged with murder and one count of GBH.
Officers are telling Heart the knife used hasn’t yet been found.
They’re also searching for clothing – described as a dark-coloured sweatshirt with a Nike emblem, dark trousers and dark trainers.
Detectives say they believe they might have been left somewhere between Blackdown and Berwyn Close, near Dorset Crescent or on fields near Mary Lane in North Waltham.
Detective Inspector Dave Storey, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are conducting many lines of enquiry as our investigation into Stephan’s murder continues, and a key part of this is to locate the knife and a jumper.
“Do you use this route? Have you seen anything discarded? Has anything been put in your bins? If you find anything, please don’t touch it but call the police immediately on 101.”
Mr Hollow’s family has also released a statement.
They said: “This has left a big hole in our family which will never be refilled.
“We would like to thank the ambulance staff and local residents who tried very hard to save him.
“We will be eternally grateful.
“This has been a terrible shock for our large family and we are still trying to come to terms with what has happened.”
Anyone with information should call Hampshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
Thames Valley Police has launched an appeal for witnesses after a fatal collision in Aylesbury.
It crashed and landed on its side near the bank of the River Thames at Mapledurham.
A vigil will be held in Oxford tonight for the victims and their families after Wednesday's attack in Westminster.
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