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76-year-old Michael Brincat was found dead at his home on Granby Way, Devonport, on Tuesday. A 52 year old man from the Devonport area was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning. He is now in police custody where he is being interviewed by detectives.
Devon and Cornwall Police have issued this statement:
An elderly man found dead in his flat in Plymouth was probably killed by someone he knew.
Police are trying to piece together the last days in the life of Michael Brincat. His body was discovered a week ago today. He'd been asphyxiated. Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson reports.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after finding the body of 76-year-old Michael Brincat at his home on Granby Way, Devonport. Post mortem results point to his death being suspicious. The murder investigation will now attempt to understand the exact circumstances leading to Mr Brincat's death.