A manhunt is underway after a man in his 70s was stabbed to death in a town in Devon.
The pensioner was knifed several times at a home in Kingsteignton in Devon on Sunday night.
He was taken to Torbay hospital but was pronounced dead. No-one else was injured.
Detective Chief Inspector Roy Linden, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said a major investigation had been launched and the suspected killer is still at large.
In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called at 9.20pm on Sunday 9 June following reports that a man had received multiple stab wounds at a property on Chockland Road, Kingsteignton.
“The victim, a man in his 70s, was taken to Torbay hospital where he was later pronounced deceased; no one else was harmed during this incident.
“Following this, the police have launched a murder enquiry and are appealing for witnesses.”
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.”