Hatherleigh man in court charged with murder

John Doyle, 50, in court this morning following the death of Sian Rees

A 50-year-old man from Hatherleigh is due to appear before Exeter Magistrates this morning (Monday) after being charged with the murder of Sian Rees, whose body was found in a vehicle near the town on Friday.

John Francis Doyle, named by police from the major crime investigation team as Sian’s partner, was arrested on Friday.

Police had been called to the A386 near Hatherleigh following reports that a van had hit a hedge.

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