A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman's body in farm buildings.

The body of Katherine Bevan, 53, was found at the farm in Gittisham, near Honiton, Devon, on the evening of January 3.

A post-mortem examination was completed on January 18 at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and as a result a murder inquiry was launched.

Police did not confirm the cause of death but said the victim's next of kin had been informed.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Exeter-based major crime team.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "A 26-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

"Anyone who feels they have information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact Devon and Cornwall Police."

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