Helston Murder Investigation

Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of 72 year old Colin Payne. His body was found in a flat in Sanctuary Lane in Helston

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Man charged with murder in Helston

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

54 year old Alexander Channer has been charged with murder following the death of Colin Payne. The body of the 72 year old was found at a flat in Helston on Sunday night.

Mr Channer will appear at Truro Magistrates Court this morning.


Man arrested in Nottingham over Helston murder

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

The body of 72 year old Colin Payne was found at flats in Sanctuary Lane on Sunday and forensic officers are continuing to examine the scene.

Detectives still want to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Payne between 31 May and 17 June.

Police want to know if anyone has been in contact with Colin Payne after the end of May Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Murder investigation in Helston

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

A murder investigation is underway after the body of an elderly man was found at an address in Helston. The body's been formally identified as 72-year-old Colin Payne. His family has been informed. Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Payne since the end of May.

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