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.
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.
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.
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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