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Police investigating after death of 8-month-old baby

Forensic teams have spent the day at the scene - which remains sealed off Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after the death of an 8 month old boy in Devon.

Ambulance staff called the police just after 10:30 this morning (15 June) to inform them about the baby's death.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody. Credit: ITV News

Police and scenes of crime officers have attended the house in Brownshill Road in Newton Abbot to undertake initial investigations.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are currently treating the death as unexplained.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody in connection with this matter and awaits questioning.


Man jailed for child sex offences on girls aged between 12 & 14

Nigel Smith was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man from Newton Abbot has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison at Exeter Crown Court today for child sex offences.

40 year old Nigel Robin Smith was arrested in September 2015 and charged with number of offences of sexual activity with two young girls who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the abuse. Smith was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences and two offences relating to the supply of cannabis.

Smith’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation, called Operation Pangram, into child sexual exploitation within the South Devon area.

Police worried about missing teenager

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a teenager who's been missing for a week.

15-year-old Abbie Grant was last seen in the High Street area of Exeter last Tuesday - she was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a navy blue sweatshirt.

Abbie is a white female, 5ft 4 tall, medium build with black shoulder length hair tied in a ponytail. If you know where she might be, then contact Devon and Cornwall Police.

15-year-old Abbie Grant has been missing for a week Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police


Man appears in court charged with Newton Abbot murder

Adrian Munday was found dead at a house in Newton Abbot on 6th October. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A man has appeared at Plymouth Magistrates' Court today charged with the murder of Adrian Munday.

40-year-old Stuart Hodgkin, originally from Basingstoke, was arrested last weekend in connection with the death of the 51-year-old, who was found dead at a house in Newton Abbot on 6th October.

Mr Hodgkin has been remanded in custody.

Arrest made in connection with death of Adrian Munday

Adrian Munday was found dead at a house in Newton Abbot on 6th October. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of Adrian Munday - who was found dead at a house in Newton Abbot earlier this month.

There had been a fire at the property on Wain Lane that had been extinguished before the police arrived. A murder investigation began following the results of a forensic post mortem on Friday.

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed that they arrested a 40-year-old man in Basingstoke last night at around 10:30pm. He is now being held at Torquay police station where he is assisting police with their enquiries.

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