Cornwall

GP Gary Hughes' wife arrested over Feock fatal stabbing

  • 15 November 2013
  • From the section Cornwall
Feock scene
Murder investigation police have cordoned off the house at Feock

The wife of a GP has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing him to death at their home.

The victim, named locally as 60-year-old Gary Hughes, was found at his home near Feock, Cornwall, shortly after 07:30 GMT.

A 58-year-old woman, believed to be his wife Marion, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

She is being treated for non life-threatening injuries and will be interviewed by police later.

'Seemed happy'

The death has shocked neighbours in the hamlet where the couple lived.

Cynthia Vanstone said: "We are shocked because from the outside they seemed a very happy couple."

Dr Hughes was the senior partner at the Clinton Road Surgery in Redruth. The surgery declined to comment on his death.

Neighbour Linda Tayler, who has known Dr Hughes for about 15 years, said: "I have had quite a few social occasions with him.

"He had his 60th birthday at his house. There were about 60 people there - that was a happy occasion.

"My heart goes out to his family. I can't imagine how they must be feeling. I feel so sad for them all.

"The whole neighbourhood is in shock."

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