A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with a number of stab wounds.
Police and ambulance crews were called at around 3.40pm after concerned for the welfare of the man at a home in Honiton.
When they arrived they found the man, who is yet to be identified.
A 55-year-old man was found nearby and has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been taken into custody awaiting questioning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.