Man held after woman is found shot dead

A man is being held by police on suspicion of murder after a woman was found shot dead on farmland at Parracombe yesterday (Sunday).

Police were called to a remote property near the village after reports of a domestic incident.

A police spokesman said: “On arrival, police found the body of a woman aged in her forties in the grounds of the property having sustained apparent gunshot woulds.

“A man in his 50s was located and arrested on suspicion of murder.”

The premises were cordoned off and police crime investigators began a forensic examination of the scene.