A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 80s was found dead at a property in North Devon.

Emergency services were called J.H. Taylor Drive in Northam, Bideford, at about 11.40am on Monday morning regarding the concern for the welfare of a woman at an address.

The elderly woman was confirmed dead at the scene and police cordons remain in place while enquiries continue.

Police confirmed a 35-year-old man from Bideford was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Anyone with any information regarding the investigation has been urged to come forward.



J.H. Taylor Drive in Northam, Bideford

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were called by the ambulance service at 11.40am on Monday, January 11 to JH Taylor Drive in Northam, Bideford, following reports of concern for the welfare of a woman in a property.

“Emergency services attended the address where a woman in her 80s was located and later confirmed deceased. Enquiries remain ongoing to identify and inform next of kin. Formal identification is yet to take place.

“A 35-year-old man from Bideford has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.

“A police cordon and scene guard remain in place at this time while emergency services carry out enquiries at the scene.

“Following initial enquiries the death is currently being treated as suspicious.

“Anyone with information which may assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 331 11/1/21.”





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