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: â€œOn arrival, police found the body of a woman aged in her forties in the grounds of the property having sustained apparent gunshot woulds.
â€œA man in his 50s was located and arrested on suspicion of murder.â€
The premises were cordoned off and police crime investigators began a forensic examination of the scene.
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