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Tributes paid to man who was murdered in Torquay

The body of a man was found in Warberry Road West in Torquay on Monday Credit: ITV News

The family of a man who was murdered in Torquay last week say they're struggling to come to terms with his untimely death.

The body of David Earnshaw was found at a property on Warberry Road West last Monday. He was 36.

Three people arrested in connection with his death have been released without charge.

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Victim formally identified in Torquay murder investigation

Police have formally identified a man found dead at a property in Torquay on Monday 16 November.

He has been named as David Earnshaw, 36, from Torquay. His next of kin have been informed.

Mr Earnshaw's body was found inside the property on Warberry Road West

Police have launched a murder investigation and are following up a number of lines of enquiry.

Three people from Torquay were arrested in connection with the incident. Two men, aged 35 and 43, and a 44-year-old woman were taken to Torquay police station.

The 44 year old woman and 35 year old man have since been released without charge with no further action being taken.

A 38 year old local man was arrested in Torquay during the early evening of Wednesday 18 November and he remains in custody at Torquay awaiting interview.

The 43 year old man also remains in custody.

Three questioned in Torquay murder invesigation

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead at a property in Torquay on Monday 16 November.

The 36-year-old man’s body was found inside the property on Warberry Road West shortly after 11am.

A police guard is in place at the property.

Investigations are underway with house-to-house enquiries.

Formal identification has not yet taken place and police say their enquiries are ongoing to trace the man’s next of kin to inform them and offer them support.

Three people from Torquay have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being questioned.

  • A man, aged 35
  • A man, aged 43
  • A woman, aged 44

Murder investigation launched in Torquay

The body of a man was found in Warberry Road West in Torquay on Monday Credit: ITV News

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found dead in Torquay.

Officers were called to Warberry Road West shortly after 11am on Monday.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place later to establish the cause of death.

Three people from Torquay have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Torquay prepare for first game under new management

Torquay in training at Plainmoor Credit: ITV West Country

Torquay are preparing for their first game under new management. The Gulls travel to Aldershot tomorrow without a win in their last 10 matches but player manager Kevin Nicholson says everyone's starting with a clean slate.

All the stuff that's gone on behind the scenes, all the stuff that's gone on on the pitch, it doesn't matter. It was nothing to do with me. The players were here but as far as I'm concerned, what they do from now on is all that matters.

– Kevin Nicholson, Torquay United Player-Manager

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Torquay lose at home to Boreham Wood

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Argyle fans showed their support tonight for their troubled neighbours Torquay United as the Gulls took on Boreham Wood at Plainmoor.

More than 100 Pilgrims fans were expected at the match after Torquay lost both their manager and director of football.

Torquay lost the match 2-1 - their goal coming courtesy of Alex Fisher.

"I felt that I was pushing a car up the mountain"

These are the words of Torquay United's Director of Football who has resigned, just days after the exit of manager Paul Cox.

Dean Edwards was in joint-temporary charge of the side on Saturday when they were thrashed 7-3 at home to Bromley. The most goals the Gulls have conceded in 20 years.

Now Edwards, who led a summer takeover of the club, has followed the manager he appointed by walking out of Plainmoor.

Torquay Chairman David Phillips has told ITV News the club is looking at a number of people and there is likely to be an appointment within the next few weeks.

Club statement over latest Torquay resignation

Dean Edwards has resigned as Torquay United's Director of Football, days after the exit of manager Paul Cox Credit: ITV News

Torquay United can confirm that Director of Football, Dean Edwards, has resigned from his position.

Dean himself thought that owing to the financial restraints of the club, the position of Director of Football was unsustainable.

The club would like to put on record their immense thanks for the work that Dean has put in during the last five years. He was, of course, instrumental in forming the consortium that saved the club from closing in June of this year.

We wish him well in his future career and he will continue to help the club in the future as a consultant.

Meanwhile the club will be actively seeking a new manager.

John Ramshaw will continue as caretaker-manager for Tuesday's game against Boreham Wood here at The Launa Windows Stadium when we will be welcoming supporters of fellow West Country clubs such as Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City in true Devonian spirit.

Another departure from Torquay United

Director of Football, Dean Edwards, resigns from Torquay United Credit: ITV News

The Director of Football at Torquay United has resigned - just days after the manager decided to leave.

On the teams website the it says Dean Edwards thought the position of Director of Football was "unsustainable" so has resigned.

On Friday is was confirmed manager Paul Cox left by "mutual agreement" so this current managerial departure comes as another blow for the club.

The club would like to put on record their immense thanks for the work that Dean has put in during the last five years.

He was, of course, instrumental in forming the consortium that saved the club from closing in June of this year. We wish him well in his future career and he will continue to help the club in the future as a consultant.

– Torquay United

Meanwhile the club will be actively seeking a new manager.

John Ramshaw will continue as caretaker-manager for Tuesday's game against Boreham Wood here at The Launa Windows Stadium.

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