Pictures show murder investigation scene after body found in woods

Officers remain at the scene of a suspected murder on the outskirts of Exeter this evening.

Police launched a murder investigation after a body was found by a dog walker on Wednesday morning.

A cordon is still in place on Paradise Copse in the Broadclyst area following the discovery at 11.30am.

The residents of Broadclyst can expect to see an increased police presence in the area for the next few days.

The officer leading the investigation says the death is being treated as a ‘potential homicide’.

Senior investigating officer Superintendent Roy Linden said: “We are however in the early stages of this investigation and are working to establish the circumstances of the incident.

A cordon in place on Paradise Copse in the Broadclyst area

“We hope to be in a position to issue further details surrounding this incident shortly and ask for the patience of the local residents while we conduct our enquiries.

 “In the meantime we are asking that anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 999 quoting log 420 of 12/08/20.”

Police at the scene at Paradise Copse in the Broadclyst area

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were notified at around 11.30am this morning, Wednesday August 12, following a report that a body had been discovered by a dog walker on Paradise Copse in Broadclyst, Exeter.

“A large cordon has been put in place while officers carry out their initial enquiries.”

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