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Man arrested after Exeter stabbing

A man has been arrested following a suspected stabbing near Exeter University last night.

A major police operation involving search dogs and helicopters began after the alleged assault on Leighton Terrace at around 10pm on Sunday (15/01) night.

An area close to the prison was cordoned off while they search for a weapon.

Another man is being treated in hospital.

Police have been keen to quash rumours of there being a danger to the public after posts on social media suggested there had been a mass stabbing and/or a prison escapee - both of which have been confirmed as false by officers.

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Police investigate after man's body found at Exeter Quay

The police cordon at the boatyard at Exeter Quay near where the body was found Credit: ITV News

The body of a man in his 60s has been pulled from the canal at Exeter after being spotted by a passer-by.

Police were called to Exeter Quay near the gas works just before 1pm today, Wednesday 28 December.

Officers say the body has not yet been identified and investigations are continuing. The area has been cordoned off.

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