Murder victim had complained of harassment
IT has emerged that one of the women stabbed to death in Barnstaple on Sunday had complained that she was being harassed by a man. Police confirmed today that a man did receive a harassment warning notice and that on August 20 – two days before the murder
IT has emerged that one of the women stabbed to death in Barnstaple on Sunday had complained that she was being harassed by a man.
Police confirmed today that a man did receive a harassment warning notice and that on August 20 - two days before the murder - the woman had advised police that this had been breached..
A statement issued today said: "On Sunday, August 22, the matter was voluntarily referred to the IPCC by the force's Professional Standards Department.
"The IPCC have since advised that they are content for this matter to be investigated locally."
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Deborah Jones and Donna St John, both aged 35, were murdered at a house in Fort Mead Close, Barnstaple.
Their bodies were found after fire broke out at the premises.
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Police investigating the case are guarding a 40-year-old man seriously ill in North Devon District Hospital, but have not yet been able to talk to him..