Properties evacuated and cordon in place due to police incident

(Last Updated On: April 9, 2019)

Police are at the scene of an incident in Spencer Road, Newton Abbot this evening, Monday 8th April.

Emergency services were called to a property on the street earlier this evening, following concerns for the welfare of a man at the address.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics but he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police found a number of items which require expert analysis from specialist officers and the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Department [EOD].

A number of properties have been evacuated and a 200m cordon is in place. The road has also been closed.

Police say that enquiries are at a very early stage but there is not believed to be any wider public risk at this time.

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