Barnstaple murder probe after woman found dead

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Image caption The woman's body was found in Sunflower Road on Monday

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a 59-year-old woman was found in a north Devon town.

The body was discovered at a house in Sunflower Road, Barnstaple, at about 14:20 GMT on Monday.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said a 38-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of murder.

The dead woman has not yet been named.

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