A growing carpet of floral tributes have been paid to a man who died in Romsey.

As previously reported, Joseph Godden, 28, from Romsey, was found with serious injuries near to The Sun Inn pub on Winchester Hill (A3090) shortly after 11pm on Thursday, April 11.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Due to his injuries, it was initially believed that he may have been involved in a collision with a vehicle that did not remain at the scene.

However, officers investigating his death have now determined a vehicle was not involved in his death, following a post-mortem on Monday, April 15.

Hampshire Chronicle: Joe Godden, 28Joe Godden, 28 (Image: Coach and Horses)

His family have been informed of this update and continues to be supported by specialist officers, while police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

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Since the incident on Thursday, April 11 residents have paid their respects with a display of flowers and messages near the traffic lights on the A3090 at the turning for Cupernham Lane.

A Southampton FC shirt and guitar were also placed on display alongside the vast amount of flowers and messages from the community.

On Tuesday, April 16 there was a round of applause in the 28th minute at St Mary's Stadium during the Saints match against Preston in tribute to Mr Godden.

Opening the inquest into his death at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday, April 17, area coroner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp said that the cause of death has been given as "trunk injuries" following a post-mortem on Monday, April 15.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 44240152484.

A report can also be made at hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting their website.