– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman.
We understand news of this incident will be troubling for many in the Sidmouth area and to reassure local people there will be some extra officers on patrol in the town.”
A murder investigation has been launched after a 71-year-old man died at a hotel in Devon.
Police were called to the Black Horse Hotel in Sidmouth at about 10 o'clock last night [Thursday].
Despite efforts by officers and paramedics, the elderly man was pronounced dead a short time later.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody in Exeter.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101.