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MURDER INVESTIGATION CLOSED FOLLOWING DEATH OF SHANKLIN MAN – SUSPECT FACES NO FURTHER ACTION

DavidjohnsDetectives investigating the suspected murder of 55-year-old David Johns at a property in Shanklin earlier this year have closed the investigation.

Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a man who was arrested in connection with the death has been released with no further action.

Police were called at 22:11 on Monday 25th April to reports of an altercation at an address in St. Johns Road, on the corner of Orchardleigh Road.

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On attendance, Police found 2 men with serious injuries including 55-year-old David Johns, who was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

The second man, a 36-year-old from Sandown, was arrested on suspicion of murder but was himself taken to hospital.

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Armed Police descended on the scene fearing that a knife man may have been at large.

Now, on the basis of all the evidence obtained by the Major Crime Team following extensive enquiries, a file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who have in turn made a decision for the man to be released without charge.

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Police say they are not seeking anyone else in connection with Mr Johns’ death and the circumstances surrounding his death will now be a matter for the Coroner, Caroline Sumeray.

Police will continue to make enquiries to support the Coroner’s investigation.

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Wtf
Wtf
4 days ago

How the hell can they just close the case!!!

Jeannie Finden
Jeannie Finden
Reply to  Wtf
4 days ago

The dead can’t talk, he can’t defend himself.

DEXTER MORGAN
DEXTER MORGAN
4 days ago

Who says you can’t get away with murder!The perfect crime..

Ben
Ben
4 days ago

Seems you can get away with anything on this island murder arson driving with no insurance

Ed Down
Ed Down
4 days ago

So who did it then? Somebody must of?

terry
terry
Reply to  Ed Down
4 days ago

Self Defence ?

Jobsy
Jobsy
Reply to  Ed Down
4 days ago

Must HAVE. Not of.

Dean Brett
Dean Brett
4 days ago

Maybe the young man was stabbed first and it was self defence?

Tracey floyd
Tracey floyd
4 days ago

Such a lovely man I use to work with him, rest in peace

 

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