Police appeal for information after woman's death

Police car in Merrymeet
Residents have been told to expect "heightened police presence" in the area in the coming days [BBC]

Devon and Cornwall police have issued an appeal for information after the death of a woman in her 40s near Liskeard.

A murder investigation was launched after officers were called to a report of a deceased woman at an isolated property near Merrymeet, at about 08:40 BST on Saturday.

A 75-year-old man from the Liskeard area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

The woman's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers, police said.

'Heightened police presence'

Det Insp Neil Blanchard, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "It is believed that the deceased, a woman in her 40s, and the suspect were known to each other."

He added: "We would also urge people not to speculate on social media about the circumstances around this matter.

"In the coming days, there will be a heightened police presence in the area as our enquiries continue."

Anyone with information they feel could assist police is asked to contact the force.

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