UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after Honiton stabbing

PUBLISHED: 17:45 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:56 08 June 2017

Scene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry Ife

Scene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry Ife

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HONITON: Murder investigation. Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was fatally stabbed near Honiton town centre earlier today

Scene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry IfeScene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry Ife

Detectives have launched an investigation following the suspicious death of a man in Honiton earlier today [June 6].

Police and ambulance crews were called at around 3.40pm following concerns for the welfare of the man at a premises in Dowell Street, near the town centre.

On arrival officers found the man, who is yet to be identified, dead at the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police said he had sustained a number of stab wounds.

Scene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry IfeScene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry Ife

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the man’s death.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information which may assist with the enquiry to contact them.

A cordon remains in place around the scene while a forensic examination is carried out by scenes of crime officers.

The incident is not thought to be related to acts of terrorism, police said.

Scene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry IfeScene of a fatal stabbing in Honiton. Picture:Terry Ife

• Police have arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody at Exeter for questioning.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephoning 101, quoting log 529 of 06/06/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or the charity’s website at www.crimestoppers-org.uk

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