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Detectives investigating death of Sagar Bhatti renew appeal for information

Press release   •   Mar 28, 2019 12:00 GMT

Did you see Sagar Bhatti?

Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sagar Bhatti in Eastleigh are renewing their appeal for information.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw Sagar on the evening of Saturday, 9 March or during the early hours of Sunday, 10 March to help piece together his movements in the hours before his death.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Lee Macarthur, said: “We know that Sagar was out with friends, and went to Winchester and Eastleigh, on the evening of Saturday, 9 March. He travelled back from Winchester to Eastleigh on a train later that evening or during the early hours of Sunday morning. He then went to The Station pub and we think he then took a taxi back to the Boyatt Wood area.

“We want to speak to anyone who saw Sagar that evening or during the early hours of Sunday morning. Even if you don’t have information about the incident that lead to his death, we still want to speak to you. We need as much information as possible so we can build up a picture of exactly what happened in the lead up to this tragic incident.

“We also still need to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard a disturbance in the Broadlands Avenue area between 3.30am and 5.45am on Sunday, March 10. If you live in the area and have CCTV, please let us know as you may have captured something which could assist our investigation.

“We still also want to speak to anyone who was driving along Woodside Avenue between 5.30am and 5.45am that morning. If you saw anyone in the area between these times or think you may have captured something on your dash cam then please let us know.

“Even the smallest bits of information, that might not seem significant to you, may turn out to be very valuable to the investigation, so please do get in touch.”

Officers were called at 5.44am on Sunday 10 March to a report of two vehicles colliding with a pedestrian on Woodside Avenue.

The pedestrian, Sagar Bhatti, 23, of Avon Green, Chandlers Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Please call 101 and quote Operation Laminated 44190084129. Alternatively, make a report using the following link

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111 and leave information anonymously.

Two men, aged 26 and 29, from Eastleigh, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They have been released from police custody but remain under investigation.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190084129.

In an emergency, call 999.