Barnstaple murder probe: Woman arrested after another woman goes into cardiac arrest and dies

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Devon after another woman, who was having a cardiac arrest, was found dead. The woman was pronounced dead at a house in Gorwell Road, Barnstaple

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Devon after another woman, who was having a cardiac arrest, was found dead. The woman was pronounced dead at a house in Gorwell Road, Barnstaple
A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Devon after another woman, who was having a cardiac arrest, was found dead. The woman was pronounced dead at a house in Gorwell Road, Barnstaple | SWNS

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after another woman was found dead.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to a report of a woman in cardiac arrest on Saturday at about 5.15pm. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene at a house in Gorwell Road, Barnstaple, Devon.

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Police have launched an investigation and arrested a 32-year-old woman from the Barnstaple area on suspicion of murder. Police - who say the pair knew each other - have been trying to locate the victim's next of kin. Officers still at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Neil Blanchard, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “It is believed that the deceased and the suspect are known to each other, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

"We are appealing for witnesses so if you have any information that could help us with our enquiries, please get in touch. We would also urge people not to speculate on social media about the circumstances around this matter. In the meantime, members of the public will see a heightened police presence in the area over the coming days as our enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information that could help has been asked to contact police through their website or call 101 quoting reference 50230292030. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online or by calling freephone 0800 555111.

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