TWO people have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death in Torquay.

Police were alerted by members of the public just after 3.30pm today, Sunday, September 17, to reports that a man had been assaulted on Ellacombe Church Road.

Officers were immediately deployed along with an Air Ambulance.

Detective Superintendent Ben Beckerleg said: “Despite best efforts of everyone at the scene, the victim, a local man in his 30s, was declared deceased. His next of kin have been informed.

“Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the man who sadly died.

“Our investigation is currently underway, and we are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry to establish what has taken place.

“We have arrested a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, both from Torquay, on suspicion of murder. They are currently in police custody.

“I appreciate this incident will cause much concern amongst the community. We are doing all that we can to establish what happened today and residents can expect to see officers in and around the area for the next few days.

“Ellacombe Church Road has been cordoned off and a scene guard will be in place throughout the day which will go in to tomorrow.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Ellacombe Church Road from around 3pm on Sunday, September 17 to contact us.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference number 50230252005.”

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting the above reference number.