Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing

A person has been charged as part of a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed.

Craig Laurie, 33, was pronounced dead at an address in Tasmania Close in Basingstoke on Sunday evening, police said.

Another man, aged in his 30s and from Newbury, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Kenneth George Walker, 63, of Tasmania Close, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Walker is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Officers had arrested a 51-year-old woman from Basingstoke on suspicion of murder as part of the investigation.

She has been released on police bail pending further enquiries, according to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary.

A 38-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and remains in police custody, the force added.

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