Police hunting Devon murder suspect find a body in a car seven

Police hunting Devon murder suspect find a body in a car seven

Police who launched a major manhunt after a pensioner was stabbed to death on the doorstep of his Devon home have found a body in a car at a nearby beauty spot.A murder investigation was launched on Sunday evening after a man in his 70s was killed at his home in Kingsteignton close to Torquay.In a statement issued on Monday morning, detectives said they were urgently hunting the suspect who was still at large.But a short time later Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that they had discovered a man’s body in a car around seven miles away near Labrador Bay, Sheldon.Police said they were treating the death as suspected suicide and were exploring links between the two cases. He said: “We were awake and we saw all the blue lights, then a big police Range Rover pulled up outside, armed police got out with their guns and a police officer came and knocked on our door and asked if we had seen or heard anything. It’s all a bit close to home, you don’t expect it to happen in Kingsteignton.”Neighbours said the couple who live in the cordoned off house were a “sweet couple who walk their two little white dogs”. The suspected murder took place at a property on a private road in Kingsteignton on Sunday night.There were claims that the attack took place on the pensioner’s doorstep and was witnessed by a member of his family.One neighbour, Wendy Roberts, said: “My house backs on to the house where the incident took place as it was right at the back of our garden.”You never expect anything like that around here, it’s very quiet at that time of night as everyone is in, watching TV.”We didn’t like to look because at first we thought it was someone who was ill, then we saw the police van.”I do know some of the people who live down there but not at the house where police were coming and going.”Resident Martin Alford said he heard a woman outside screaming after the incident took place. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “At this time we are appealing for witnesses and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Chockland Road between midday Sunday 9 June and midnight. “We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Labrador Bay in Shaldon and saw a Blue Skoda Fabia between midday Sunday 9 June and 11am today, Monday 10 June.” Detective Superintendent Mike West, Head of Major Crime and Serious and Organised Crime said: “We have launched a major investigation following last night’s murder. “Late this morning we were also made aware of a body of a man found deceased within a car near Labrador Bay, Shaldon. This death is not currently being treated as suspicious and we are responding to the incident as a suspected suicide.  The police are currently investigating the link between this and the incident in Chockland Road, Kingsteignton

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