Senior Conservative councillor Douglas Hellier Laing, 67, has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman. On Sunday 29 October, police were notified of reports concerning the welfare of a woman at a property on Clifford Street in Chudleigh.
One town resident told The Mid-Devon Advertiser:
This has all come as a huge shock. It’s very difficult to take in.
More updates to follow.
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