UK & World News
Devon Murder Probe After Man Dies In Pub
A murder investigation is under way after the death of an elderly man at a pub.
Officers were called shortly after 10pm on Thursday to the Black Horse Inn in the Devon town of Sidmouth to reports that a man had been assaulted.
A 71-year-old was found at the scene and pronounced dead a short time later, despite the efforts of officers and paramedics.
It is understood that the man was visiting the area and next of kin are currently being sought by police.
A 41-year-old local man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
"We believe this is an isolated incident," the a Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said.
"We understand news of this incident will be troubling for many in the Sidmouth area and want to reassure local people there will be some extra officers on patrol in the town."
Anyone with information - particularly those at the Black Horse from late afternoon to early evening - is asked to contact the police force.