The teenage boy who died after an incident in Kingsbridge in the early of Sunday morning has been named as Alex Peguero Sosa, from the Kingsbridge area.
He was a student in the sixth form at Kingsbridge Community College.
Superintendent Chris Eastwood said: “This is a very difficult time for all concerned and our deepest sympathy goes out to Alex’s family and friends. Police are working closely with his family to provide emotional support following this tragic incident.
“We are working in partnership with the college to support students and staff and local officers will be at the school in the next few days to provide reassurance and assistance at this very sad time.
“The community is understandably in shock and coming to terms with this incident which is very rare in Kingsbridge.
Neighbourhood officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the town over the coming days to support the local community.”
A murder enquiry has been launched and A 42-year-old man remains in custody.
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