A HAMPSHIRE pub has reopened after a temporary closure, following the sudden death of one of its team members.

It was confirmed that The De Havilland Arms pub, in Fleet, would not be open on August 5 or August 6 after a team member died in the early hours of August 4.

The pub reopened with amended opening hours on August 6.

A post on De Havilland Arms, Elvetham Heath's Facebook page said: "We are greatly shocked and saddened to learn of the death of a Hall & Woodhouse team member at the De Havilland Arms in Fleet in the early hours of Friday, August 4.

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"The authorities and emergency services are carrying out initial investigations and our understanding at this time is that no other party was involved and that the sudden death is not being treated as suspicious.

"Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the individual, and we are supporting all affected H&W team members as they come to terms with the news. The De Havilland Arms will remain closed until Sunday as a mark of respect.

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"To protect the privacy of the individual’s family, we will not be sharing further information on the person concerned. We trust that the matter will be treated sensitively by all external parties and that all those affected by this loss are afforded the highest levels of consideration."

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 12.04pm on August 4 to a report of a sudden death of a man in his 50s at De Havilland Arms.

"This is not being treated as suspicious. His family have been notified."