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Fatal stabbing at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

The victim’s family has been informed. Photo: PA Images

A murder investigation is underway after a man was stabbed to death inside a place of worship.

Police found the body of a 55-year-old man at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Honiton.

They, and ambulance crews, were called there just after 3.30pm when concerns were raised for the welfare of a man.

The man had been stabbed a number of times and when emergency services arrived he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 55-year-old man was located nearby and has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken into custody in Exeter to be interviewed.

A police cordon is in place but roads remain open, officers are expected to remain at the scene for the next 24 hours.

  • Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell told us this:

Superintendent Sam De Reya said:“I want to reassure the local community of Honiton that this was an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

We are appealing for witnesses. If anyone saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Dowell Street area or around a camper van parked in the Lace Walk car park in the town centre on Tuesday afternoon, then we would like you to contact us.

– Superintendent Sam De Reya