Police update after boy, 17, found dead in Newton Abbot

Three people have been released under investigation after a 17-year-old boy died in Newton Abbot, Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed.

The police responded to a call, at 1:45am on Saturday (December 5), regarding the welfare of the 17 year old in a car park near Queen Street.

The boy, from Cullompton, was pronounced dead in hospital shortly later.

His next of kin were informed on the day he was confirmed dead.

A 16-year-old girl, 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of being concerned with the supply of drugs, according to the police. The three remained in police custody for questioning, and have since been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

Police cordon up around Sherborne House in Newton Abbot
Police cordon up around Sherborne House in Newton Abbot
(Image: Daniel Clark)

A police cordon was set up around Sherbone House in Newton Abbot.

Detective chief inspector Alexandra Doughty said of the case: “This is a very sad incident and my thoughts are firmly with the family of this young man.

“The Local Investigation Team, Public Protection Unit and Neighbourhood Policing Team are now working to establish the cause of his death.

“Officers remain at the scene this afternoon and a scene guard is in place whilst enquiries are ongoing.”

Devon and Cornwall Police investigators said they are keen to speak to anyone with information relating to the incident.

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