- Video report by ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn
Three pensioners who were murdered in their homes in Exeter have been formally named by police.
Anthony Payne, 80, and twins Richard and Roger Carter, 84, were named at a Devon and Cornwall Police press conference on Thursday (February 14).
Mr Payne was found dead at his property in Bonhay Road on February 11, a day before Richard and Roger were found at a property in Cowick Lane.
It has now been confirmed all three men suffered “serious head injuries”.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the three murders on February 12, and remains in police custody after detectives were granted an additional 36 hours to question the suspect.
Police also revealed at the press conference that they are pursuing more than 150 active lines of enquiry and have seized more than 300 pieces of evidence.
Supt Matt Lawler added neighbourhood teams have specifically visited nine addresses to check on the safety of occupants in the last 24 hours.
He said: “We are working with local partners to provide reassurance and support to the vulnerable or elderly in our community.
“As part of that, since yesterday, local neighbourhood staff have specifically visited nine addresses in order to confirm the safety of occupants.
“There is no information to indicate a threat to any other person - this forms part of our normal support to the vulnerable.”