Suspicious death, Plymouth

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the suspicious death of a man in Plymouth this morning [Sunday 2 July].

Police were called at around 12.40am this morning by paramedics after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man outside The Clarence pub in Stonehouse, Plymouth.

On arrival, paramedics found a man in his 60s collapsed and after several attempts made to resuscitate him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody in Plymouth and awaits questioning.

Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Team have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the man’s death.

Chief Superintendent Dave Thorne said: “At this stage we are establishing the facts surrounding the incident. We urge anyone who has information about the incident, who we haven’t already collected details from, to contact us.

“The man’s next of kin have been informed, although formal identification has yet to take place. A post mortem will be carried out shortly.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have information which may assist with the enquiry to contact them.

A cordon remains in place around the scene while a forensic examination is carried out by scenes of crime officers.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephoning 101, quoting log 243 of 02/07/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or the charity’s website at www.crimestoppers-org.uk

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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