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Man Killed In Knife And Axe Attack In Tamerton Foliot, Devon

01/01/2015 18:27 GMT | Updated 02/01/2015 19:59 GMT

One man is dead and several people have been injured following an alleged knife and axe attack, police said.

Officers were called to a "major disturbance" at The Kings Arms in Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon, at around 1.30am on Thursday.

Numerous callers reported a man was in possession of a knife and an axe, with further calls of disorder later received.

A 27-year-old man was found seriously injured at the scene and taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Two other men were taken to the hospital with knife injuries. Detectives are treating the death as suspicious.

A weapon was recovered and two men, aged 20 and 21, both from Plymouth, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Devon and Cornwall Police said both suspects are being detained at Charles Cross Police Station in Plymouth.

Detective Superintendent Jim Colwell, said: "We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who was in the Tamerton Foliot area between 1 -2am this morning to contact the police.

"We have established a cordon at Station Road to assist with scene investigation and our officers will be active in the area throughout the day conducting enquiries.

A police spokesman added that the weapon found the scene was an axe, with the knife yet to be located.

"We are asking local residents to keep an eye out for anything discarded in their bins or gardens that seems suspicious and to call police if anything is found," he said.