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Man appears in court charged with Dawlish murder

The body of Sophie McDonald was found at a house in Dawlish on Thursday Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman from Dawlish.

James Luke McDonald made no plea at Exeter Magistrates Court this morning. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the city's crown court next week. The body of 36 year old Sophie McDonald was found at a property on Iddesleigh Terrace in the early hours of Thursday morning.



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A care worker from Bideford has been jailed for four months after she was caught by a hidden camera stealing £15. She was meant to be looking after her 93-year-old victim.

Exeter Crown Court heard the victim's son had set up a hidden camera at his mother's home in Abbotsham after earlier incidents of money going missing.

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Victim was a "loving mum, daughter, sister and friend"

The body of Sophie McDonald was found at a house in Dawlish on Thursday Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

The family of Sophie McDonald, whose body was found at a house in Iddesleigh Terrace in Dawlish this week have paid tribute to her, describing her as a loving mum, daughter, sister and friend.

They say they would like to be left in peace, to come to terms with events and grieve.

36-year-old James McDonald, from Dawlish has been charged with the murder of Sophie McDonald and remains in custody to appear at Exeter Magistrates Court tomorrow (Saturday 31st January).

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