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UPDATE: Murder enquiry launched in Exeter after woman found dead

Police were called to Beacon Heath at 4.30am on Wednesday morning.

Police have launched a murder enquiry - following the death of a woman in Exeter in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday 17th April)

Emergency services were called to an address in Chancellors Way in Beacon Heath at 4.30am, where a 35-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the Spar shop in Pinhoe a short time later. He has been taken into custody in Torquay.

Police say the pair are known to each other, and they are not looking for anyone else.

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team have launched a murder enquiry to establish the circumstances of the woman’s death.

A cordon remains in place around the scene and at the Spar shop while forensic examinations are carried out. House-to-house enquiries are being conducted in the area.

Anyone who has information to assist with the investigation is asked to contact police via or phone on 101, quoting crime reference number CR/033454/19.

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