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Man arrested in Nottingham over Helston murder

A 54 year old man is being questioned by Devon and Cornwall Police in connection with the death of a Helston man. He was arrested in the Nottingham area on Tuesday night on suspicion of murder.

The body of 72 year old Colin Payne was found at flats in Sanctuary Lane on Sunday and forensic officers are continuing to examine the scene.

Detectives still want to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Payne between 31 May and 17 June.

Police want to know if anyone has been in contact with Colin Payne after the end of May Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

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Murder investigation in Helston

The body of Colin Payne was found at this address in Helston Credit: ITV Westcountry

A murder investigation is underway after the body of an elderly man was found at an address in Helston. The body's been formally identified as 72-year-old Colin Payne. His family has been informed. Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Payne since the end of May.

Teenager remanded on murder charge

Tom Lang died in hospital after an incident in his home in April Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A teenager has appeared at Truro Crown Court charged with the murder of a 91-year-old man from Cornwall. Tom Lang died from multiple fractures in hospital after an incident at his home in Launceston in April.

19 year old Stephen Lang, who is also from Launceston, has been remanded in custody to appear again on 21 September.

Teenager to appear at crown court on murder charge

A teenager's due to appear in court charged with the murder of a 91-year-old man from Cornwall. Tom Lang died from multiple fractures in hospital after an incident at his home in Launceston in April.

19 year old Stephen Lang also from Launceston was initially charged with theft and GBH. He is expected to appear at Truro Crown Court via videolink this morning.

Tom Lang died in hospital after an incident in his home in April Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Man due before Truro magistrates charged with murder

Tom Lang died in hospital after an incident in his home in April Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man's due to appear before magistrates charged with the murder of a 91-year-old man from Cornwall. Tom Lang died from multiple fractures in hospital after an incident at his home in Launceston in April. Stephen Lang a is expected to appear before Truro magistrates this afternoon.

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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.

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