Cornwall

Man arrested on suspicion of murdering Cornwall woman

Amanda Sorrell
Image caption The body of 55-year-old Amanda Sorrell was found at her house

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Cornwall.

Amanda Sorrell's body was found at her home in Stoke Climsland after she failed to turn up for work at Cornwall Council on 27 September.

A 65-year-old man was also found at the scene with serious injuries and was taken to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.

He has been arrested at the hospital on suspicion of murder and will be taken into custody when he is well enough, a police spokesperson said.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out to try to establish how Ms Sorrell died but the results have not yet been released.

The 55-year-old worked as an area manager at the council's registration service and had spent 13 years at the authority.

She was described by one colleague as "incredibly committed, hard working and very talented" and would be "deeply missed".

Police have said that no-one else was being sought over Ms Sorrell's death.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "A team of detectives are assigned to the investigation which amongst other lines of inquiry is focusing on the last movements of the deceased woman and the injured man, and the sequence of events that led to the woman's death."

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