A manhunt has been launched after a woman was found dead in a park Exeter.
Police have warned that the suspect remains ‘at large’ and ‘could be armed and dangerous’.
Detectives have shared CCTV footage of the man as he left Wonford Sports Centre earlier this afternoon.
Superintendent Tom Holmes, said: ‘Cordons are in place including at Wonford Sports Centre and police units remain in the area. At this time the suspect remains at large and a major response is underway.
‘Tonight we have taken the steps of releasing an image of a man we need to identify in connection to the murder investigation.
‘This image was captured at 15:17 outside Wonford Sports Centre in Exeter and it is vital that we identify this man and locate him.’
‘We believe that this man could be armed and dangerous, so we are telling the public not to approach him in any circumstances and immediately call 999 if you have seen this man.’
Police had been called at around 4pm today following reports of a woman having been seriously assaulted in Ludwell Valley Park, in the Wonford area of Exeter.
Emergency services attended, but a local woman in her seventies was declared deceased at the scene.
Her next have kin have been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.
Police are appealing for information and would like to speak with you if you were in the Wonford area this afternoon.
If you know identity of the man in the image, his current whereabouts, or have seen him today then please call 999 immediately quoting log number 600 18 February.
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