POLICE have today launched a murder probe in Eastleigh after a man sustained severe head injuries.
They have cordoned off part of Eastleigh town centre following the attack early today.
Scenes of crime officers are this morning working in the High Street area gathering clues to the attack.
Part of the High Street was closed at 5.45am and is likely to remain shut all day, said a police spokeswoman this morning.
Police officers are interviewing local residents and trying to identify the people involved in the incident.
Police believe there was an altercation in the residential area of the High Street at around 4.30am in which a 35-year-old local man sustained severe head injuries. His identity has not been released.
Officers and ambulance crew attended swiftly, and he was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later.
A post mortem will be conducted by a Home Office pathologist either later today or tomorrow, to help establish cause of death.
Two men, aged 25 and 22, have been arrested and are currently in custody.
The investigation is being run by Hampshire’s Major Investigation Team. Det Supt Paul Barton, leading the investigation, said: “We want to reassure local residents that this appears to be an isolated incident, and if they have any concerns to come forward and speak to officers who will be in the area today.