Update: Man arrested, more here
Devon and Cornwall police have released an image of a man they need to identify following the death of a woman in Exeter today, Saturday 18 February. Police believe the man could be armed and dangerous, warning not to approach him in any circumstances.
Police were called to Ludwell Valley Park, in the Wonford area at around 4pm this afternoon following reports of a woman having been seriously assaulted. The local woman, in hers 70’s was declared deceased at the scene. Police say her next have kin have been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.
Superintendent Tom Holmes, said: “Cordons are in place including at Wonford Sports Centre and police units remain in the area. At this time the suspect remains at large and a major response is underway.
“Tonight we have taken the steps of releasing an image of a man we need to identify in connection to the murder investigation.
“This image was captured at 15:17 outside Wonford Sports Centre in Exeter and it is vital that we identify this man and locate him.”
Supt Holmes added: “We believe that this man could be armed and dangerous, so we are telling the public not to approach him in any circumstances and immediately call 999 if you have seen this man.”
Police are appealing for information and would like to speak with you if you were in the Wonford area this afternoon.
If you know identity of the man in the image, his current whereabouts, or have seen him today then please call 999 immediately quoting log number 600 18 February.
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