Manhunt launched after pensioner in his 70s stabbed to death in Devon

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In a horrifying incident in Devon, a pensioner was found with multiple stab wounds in Kingsteignton at 9.20 pm on Sunday. It is understood that he was attacked on the doorstep of property.

The event has been witnessed by the family members of the old man too. He was taken to Torbay Hospital after multiple stabs on his body where he was declared dead later.

manhunt launched after pensioner in his 70s stabbed to death in Devon
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Devon and Cornwall Police have immediately launched an investigation and haunt for the knifeman. Detective Chief Inspector Roy Linden, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said that a major investigation had been launched and the suspected killer was still at large. Further, the Detective Chief Mr. Linden said: “We hope that the public will understand that this is a rapidly evolving situation, and at this time, the suspect remains outstanding”.

As per Detective Chief Inspector Roy Linden, from Devon and Cornwall Police, “the Police of Devon and Cornwall is using additional recourses across both of the cities with the priority to identify the responsible culprit so the residents of the city may witness more police across Devon and Cornwall than usual”.

Still, the police in unclear whether the old man was a targeted victim or a random person who unfortunately gets attacked by the stabber. A neighbor who did not want to disclose his name said to the website, “It’s just awful. We’re not just neighbors, we’re all friends down here. There’s only a few houses in this little close. It’s only a tiny road but we know nothing.”  Further, the neighbor added, “It happened just at pub closing time so it was pretty busy, there were crowds of onlookers gathering at 11 pm, some of them were in their dressing gowns.”

The Police also said that they will take this opportunity to reassure everyone that this type of incident is rare. Police officials also asked anyone with any information to contact Police at 999 quoting log 836 of Sunday 9 June.