Devon

Man held after woman found shot dead in Devon

A murder inquiry is under way after a woman was found shot dead on farmland in Devon.

Police were called to the remote property near Parracombe in north Devon after reports of a domestic incident.

A man, aged in his 50s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detectives said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

A police spokesman said: "On arrival, police found the body of a woman aged in her 40s in the grounds of the property having sustained apparent gunshot wounds.

"A man in his 50s was located and arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

"The premises remains cordoned off and police crime scene investigators are at the scene conducting a forensic examination."

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