A MAN in his 70s has died after being knifed at a quiet home in Devon, sparking a man hunt across the county.
The man was rushed to hospital after being found with “multiple” stab wounds about 9.20pm on Sunday.
Police rushed to Chockland Road in Kingsteignton to find the man in his 70s fatally injured.
Devon and Cornwall Police have today launched an investigation and are hunting for the knifeman.
The man was found at at a property on Chockland Road, Kingsteignton, rushed to Torbay hospital where he later died.
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 836 of Sunday 9 June.”
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