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.
A fisherman from Newlyn, who had been convicted of GBH, has now been jailed for murder in relation to the same attack. Brian Harrison had been jailed for 6 years after attacking another fisherman, Neville Dunn. Harrison was re-tried for murder after Mr.Dunn, who'd been in a coma, died.
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.