IT IS with sincere regret that the Chronicle must share such sad news.

The squirrel which was last week spotted outside Holland and Barrett in the High Street has died.

Hampshire Chronicle:

Richard Atkinson who sent in the original photo was walking past Greggs on May 15 when he found his furry friend face down.

He said: "The squirrel looked perfectly fine except from a small amount of blood coming from it's mouth.

"I suspect it may have eaten some rat poison and unfortunately passed away outside Greggs."