76-year-old Michael Brincat was found dead at his home on Granby Way, Devonport, on Tuesday. A 52 year old man from the Devonport area was arrested on suspicion of murder this morning. He is now in police custody where he is being interviewed by detectives.
Devon and Cornwall Police have issued this statement:
While this is a significant development in the investigation I want to be clear that there are still a number of lines of enquiry to be completed and this investigation is very much ongoing. I would still like to appeal to local people to come forward if they have any information, no matter how insignificant they think it might be.
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