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Man released on bail

A man arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in Plymouth has been released on bail.

Police were called to a house in Devonport in the early hours of Thursday morning. The victim, thought to be a 24 year-old mother of one who lived at the address, was declared dead by paramedics.

This is a terrible crime committed against a young mother. Our thoughts are with her family and in particular with her young daughter at this time. This type of crime is thankfully very rare, especially in this area. We have dedicated significant resources to this investigation but we also know that the community will want to do all they can to help us find the offender.

– Det Insp Nassaris, Major Crime Investigation Team

The woman's daughter is safe and being cared for by family. Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to speak to anyone in the area who knew the woman socially.


Man arrested over Plymouth murder

Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder after a 24-year-old woman was found dead in Plymouth.

Emergency services were called to Vaagso Close, in the Devonport area, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The victim was declared dead by paramedics.

A 28 year old man was arrested at the scene. Police have until late this afternoon to question him.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall police have been conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area.

Cornish fisherman jailed for murder after man dies two years after being attacked

A Cornish fisherman has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years after being found guilty of murdering a man who died two years after being attacked.

Brian Harrison, 31, from Newlyn, pleaded not guilty to murdering Neville Dunn on New Year's Eve 2007.

He was previously convicted of grievous bodily harm but was tried for murder after Mr Dunn died in October 2009.

It is only the second time in England a person has been tried for murder after being convicted of a lesser offence.

Newlyn fisherman jailed for murder

Newlyn fisherman Brian Harrison has been jailed for life today. The fisherman from Newlyn was convicted of murdering Neville Dunn. Mr Dunn died two years after he was assaulted by Harrison.

Harrison was jailed for six years for the assault but after Mr.Dunn's death he was re-tried for murder. It's only the second time this has happened in English law. Today he was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years.


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