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Man arrested and Spar shop cordoned off after murder investigation launched in Exeter

The Spar shop has been cordoned off by police. Credit: ITV News West Country

A convenience store has been cordoned off and a man arrested after a murder investigation was launched in Exeter.

Police and ambulance were called to an address in Chancellors Way at 4.30am following concern for the welfare of the woman at the property.

Upon arrival, officers found a 35-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder at the Spar shop in Pinhoe a short time later, and has been taken into custody in Torquay.

Police cordons have since been set up outside the property and convenience store.

Forensics outside the shop in Pinhoe. Credit: ITV News West Country

Forensic specialists in white suits were seen entering the Spar, and markers have been placed on the ground near a bicycle.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said the man and woman were known to each other.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the suspicious death of a woman in Exeter this morning [April 17].

Police and ambulance were called to an address in Chancellors Way at 4.30am following concern for the welfare of the woman at the property.

The 35-year-old woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the Spar shop in Pinhoe a short time later. He has been taken into custody at Torquay.

The pair are known to each other.

Police are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.

– Devon and Cornwall Police