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Victim formally identified in Torquay murder investigation

Police have formally identified a man found dead at a property in Torquay on Monday 16 November.

He has been named as David Earnshaw, 36, from Torquay. His next of kin have been informed.

Mr Earnshaw's body was found inside the property on Warberry Road West

Police have launched a murder investigation and are following up a number of lines of enquiry.

Three people from Torquay were arrested in connection with the incident. Two men, aged 35 and 43, and a 44-year-old woman were taken to Torquay police station.

The 44 year old woman and 35 year old man have since been released without charge with no further action being taken.

A 38 year old local man was arrested in Torquay during the early evening of Wednesday 18 November and he remains in custody at Torquay awaiting interview.

The 43 year old man also remains in custody.


Bhandari trial: Court hears accused told police 'he can die all he likes'

27 year-old Tanis Bhandari

A court has heard how a man accused of murdering 27 year-old Tanis Bhandari, from Plymouth, told police after he was arrested "he can die all he likes, I don't care".

Tanis Bhandari died in the early hours of New Year's Day, in the Tamerton Foliot area of the city.

Donald Pemberton, along with Ryan Williams, have both pleaded not guilty to his murder. For updates on the trial follow our reporter @JacquieBirditv

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Exeter peace walk set to honour victims of Paris

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A peace walk in support of the victims of the Paris attacks will take place in Exeter later.

It follows a vigil earlier this week in which hundreds gathered to show solidarity with France. Today's event is part of Interfaith week and will bring together people from different religious and ethnic communties. The walk finishes at Exeter Cathedral early this evening.

Why a bird colony could prevent a multi-million pound development

A row about a colony of protected birds could ruin plans for a £10 million hotel on Drake's Island.

The area is home to a colony of Egrets - a white coloured bird similar to a heron.

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A report to Plymouth City Council's planning committee has found the egrets would be disturbed if the hotel is built.

A sign gives an artist's impression of the development.

Councillors are expected to make a decision this afternoon.

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