Murder enquiry launched after Paignton man dies 

(Last Updated On: November 14, 2017)

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 71-year-old man in Paignton yesterday, 13th November.

Emergency services were called to an address in Hayes Road last night at 10.55pm after reports that a man had sustained multiple stab wounds.

CPR was carried out on the man by paramedics and police officers. He was taken to Torbay hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

A 29-year-old woman, of no fixed abode has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody in Exeter.

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

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Steve Davies said: “At this stage we are establishing the facts surrounding this incident. We are urging anyone with information to contact us.”

The man’s next of kin have yet to be informed and formal identification has not yet been carried out.

A cordon remains in place while scenes of crime officers carry out a forensic examination of the scene.  House-to-house enquiries are being conducted today.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact police via or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0825 of 13/11/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or

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