Man stabbed to death in Kingsteignton

10 June 2019, 12:47 | Updated: 14 June 2019, 07:30

Police have started a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Kingsteignton.


Late on Monday morning police were also made aware of a body of a man found deceased within a car near Labrador Bay, Shaldon. 

This death is not currently being treated as suspicious and we are responding to the incident as a suspected suicide.  

The police are currently investigating the link between this and the incident in Chockland Road, Kingsteignton

“At this time we are appealing for witnesses and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Chockland Road between midday Sunday 9th June and midnight. 

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Labrador Bay in Shaldon and saw a Blue Skoda Fabia between midday Sunday 9 June and 11am today, Monday 10 June; anyone with any details that could assist police with their investigation is asked to call 101 or email quoting log number 836 9 June.”

Officers were called to a property on Chockland Road at 9.20pm on Sunday after report a man has received multiple stab wounds.

A man in his 70s was taken to Torbay hospital but died there shortly afterward.

Police say nobody else was hurt in the incident and they are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Roy Linden, Deputy Head of Major Crime said: “We have launched a major investigation following the death of a local man last night. We hope to be in a position to issue further details surrounding this incident to the public, shortly. 

“We hope that the public will understand that this is a rapidly evolving situation, and at this time, the suspect remains outstanding.  Additional resources are being used from across Devon and Cornwall with the priority of identifying those responsible, and as a result the residents of Kingsteignton can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. 

"We would also take this opportunity to reassure everyone that this type of incident is rare.

“In the meantime we are asking that anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 999 quoting log 836 of Sunday 9 June.”