Murder enquiry launched after woman's body found

Police

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in Dawlish this morning (Thursdy 29 January).

Police were called at around 6.40pm yesterday (Wednesday 28) following reports of a missing person, and an extensive search was undertaken by specialist officers and volunteer search and rescue groups.

The police helicopter also joined the search late last night:

Police are currently at a property in Iddesleigh Terrace after the body of a 36 year old woman was found in the early hours of this morning. The surrounding area of the property has been cordoned off whilst investigations are made. Officers from the Force’s Major Crime Investigation Team are on scene investigating the circumstances of the incident, along with scenes of crime officers.

A 36-year-old man from Dawlish and known to the victim was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and has been taken into police custody in Exeter.

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