Police have launched a murder investigation and a manhunt for an attacker who stabbed a man in his 70s to death on his doorstep in the presence of his screaming wife.
The victim was stabbed at a house in Kingsteignton, near Newton Abbot, Devon, after 9pm yesterday evening June 9th. At least 10 patrol cars arrived at the scene of the attack after receiving their first 999 call at 9.20pm. On arrival, officers found the elderly man with serious stab wounds. His wife was seen screaming.
The man was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
Following the attack, the road was sealed off with local residents and taxi drivers quizzed about the killing.
Devon and Cornwall police Detective Chief Inspector Roy Linden, Deputy Head of Major Crime said: “We have launched a major investigation following the death of a local man last night. We hope to be in a position to issue further details surrounding this incident to the public, shortly.
“We hope that the public will understand that this is a rapidly evolving situation, and at this time, the suspect remains outstanding.
“Additional resources are being used from across Devon and Cornwall with the priority of identifying those responsible and as a result the residents of Kingsteignton can expect to see an increased police presence in the area.
“We would also take this opportunity to reassure everyone that this type of incident is rare.
“In the meantime we are asking that anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 999 quoting log 826 of Sunday 9 June.”