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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.

Credit: Marcus Laine/Twitter


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.


Huge queues as fire-damaged Exeter shop re-opens

There were long queues in the centre of Exeter today as a clothing and homeware shop reopened for the first time since the Royal Clarence Hotel fire.

Laura Ashley in the High Street has been closed since the hotel in Cathedral Green burned down at the end of October.

The store is currently offering 60 per cent off its smoke damaged stock.

The shop was one of three still closed in the heart of Exeter - with Costa and Waterstones yet to open.

Armed robbery in Exeter

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery in Exeter.

A man with a large knife entered the Esso petrol station on Cowley Bridge Road at lunchtime yesterday.

He threatened a member of staff and made off with around £400.

No one was injured and no customers were in the store at the time.


  • white
  • late 30s
  • slim build
  • 5ft 10 ins
  • wearing a black hooded jacket with a black scarf across his face, dark trousers, and black gloves
  • thought to have a local Exeter accent.

This is a shocking and serious crime and we are determined to identify and apprehend the man responsible.

The staff at the shop were thankfully unhurt but understandably distressed.

– Detective Inspector Tanya Youngs
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