BREAKING NEWS: Man held on suspicion of Torquay murder
A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Torquay.
Police were called to a property in Shelley Avenue at 6.40am today and discovered the body of a 54-year-old woman.
The man has been taken to Torbay District Hospital but remains in police custody.
A police investigation is under way and scenes of crime officers are conducting an examination of the property today.
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The cause of death has yet to be established and next of kin have not yet been informed.
The ambulance service confirmed that two paramedic crews had attended the address at 6.40am.
A neighbour of the dead woman said two people lived at the house.
She added: “They’ve always kept themselves to themselves and don’t have many visitors.
“Whenever we do see them they are always very polite and friendly. I don’t think they work.
“When I woke up at about 6.30am I opened the curtains and saw a police car and two ambulances.
“Obviously I knew that something serious had happened because I saw the forensic people going in.
“It is quite a shock when something like this happens so close to you.”