Police investigating Barnstaple murder identify woman found dead

Police presence in Sunflower Road, Barnstaple on Wednesday morning

Police presence in Sunflower Road, Barnstaple on Wednesday morning - Credit: Archant

Woman found dead at a property in Sunflower Road, Barnstaple, is named as Valerie Davison.

Police investigating a murder in Barnstaple, have formally identified the woman who was found dead.

Valerie Davison, 59, known locally as Jane, was found at a property in Sunflower Road on Monday, November 18.

Officers attended a property in Sunflower Road at 2.20pm after a call from the ambulance service.

The death was initially treated as unexplained but following enquiries a 38-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the investigation the following evening.


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He continues to help police with enquiries and has been bailed into the care of a secure hospital outside of the North Devon area.

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