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Who was Geoffrey Hibbert?
A Fathers 4 Justice protester who dressed up as Batman to campaign to see his daughter was named along with his wife as the two victims of a horrific double murder.
Geoffrey Hibbert, 61, was killed along with his wife Michelle, 29, in their semi-detached bungalow in Basingstoke, and neighbors said they heard “heavy pounding” in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The couple had a young son of about two years old who lived with them, according to locals.
Police continued today to question a 52-year-old man arrested in connection with the killings.
In 2008, Hibbert climbed a gantry on the M25 dressed as Batman as part of a Fathers 4 Justice protest and displayed a banner with photos of his eight-year-old daughter, stopping thousands of cars.
He was eventually arrested on suspicion of causing danger to road users.
Where is the justice?
A young woman who lived above a McColl’s store down the street, about 200 feet from Hibbert’s house, said she heard what she initially thought were “fireworks” when she woke up in the early hours of Sunday morning. .
Caz Marshall, 21, said: “I heard it was Geoffrey and Michelle Hibbert, from a neighbor who is in contact with an elderly woman who lives on the street.
“I thought I heard some fireworks when I woke up around 3am on Sunday to go to the bathroom.
“We had the windows closed so it was a bit muffled, but it sounded like fireworks.
“There were people who said it could have been a knocked down door, but there were four or five in quick succession.
victims with her husband Danny, said:
On Sunday June Nicholson, who lives on the same road as the victims with her husband Danny, said: “I heard a bang in the early hours of this morning, I think it was doors slamming but it was hard to tell.
“We didn’t think about it much, so this morning we noticed that we have a lot of cops at our doorstep. It really is shocking.”
A spokeswoman for the Hampshire police said today: “We are now in a position to release the names of the man and woman who were killed in Basingstoke over the weekend.
“On Sunday we arrested a 52-year-old man from Sherborne St John on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at this time.
“There will continue to be a police presence in the area for the next few days while we carry out investigations in relation to this investigation.”
Chief Inspector Matthew Reeves said: “This is a shocking incident and I understand that members of the local community will be concerned.
“We have several officers working hard at the site and there will be a greater police presence in the area.
“I want to reiterate that we believe that all parties involved know each other and that there is no known threat to the community at large.”