Murder probe into Sidmouth hotel death

Black Horse Hotel
Image caption Police were called to reports of an attack

A man has been arrested after a 71-year-old man died at a hotel in Devon.

Police have started a murder inquiry after reports the man had been assaulted at the Black Horse Hotel in Sidmouth shortly after 22:00 BST on Thursday.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and is being held in Exeter.

A police spokesman said they believed the attack had been an "isolated incident".

They added: "We understand news of this incident will be troubling for many in the Sidmouth area and to reassure local people there will be some extra officers on patrol in the town."

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