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Helston Murder Investigation - Man charged

The body of Colin Payne (above) was found on Sunday night Photo: Devon and Cornwall Police

On Sunday June 17th a murder investigation bagan after the body of an elderly man was found at a flat in Sanctuary Lane in Helston. It was formally identified as 72-year-old Colin Payne.

Police wanted to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Payne between May 31st and June 17th.

The body of Colin Payne was found at this address in Helston Credit: ITV Westcountry

On Tuesday night a 54 year old man was arrested in the Nottingham area on suspicion of murder. He was questioned by Devon and Cornwall Police in connection with the death of Colin Payne.

The man was later named as Alex Channer and police revealed today (Friday 22nd) that he has been charged with murder.