Murder investigation launched following death of woman in Exeter

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(Last Updated On: April 17, 2019)

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a woman in Exeter this morning, Wednesday 17th April.

Emergency services were called to a property in Chancellors Way at 4.30am following concern for the welfare of the woman at the property. A 35-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of murder a short time later at the Spar shop in Pinhoe. He is currently in custody at Torquay police station.

The man and woman are known to each other and police are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team have launched a murder enquiry to establish the circumstances of the woman’s death.

A cordon remains in place around the scene and at the Spar shop while forensic examinations are carried out. House-to-house enquiries are being conducted in the area.

Anyone who has information to assist with the investigation is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or phone on 101, quoting crime reference number CR/033454/19.

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