Death in Well Street Launderette

Two men have been arrested following the death

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A laundrette, close to student accommodation, saw blue lights and police tape on Saturday, 11th January. A man was discovered unconscious and not breathing at around 12:30am.

A local 38-year-old man was arrested in suspicion of manslaughter. A 44-year-old, also from Exeter, was arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug. Both men have been released on bail, until February 27th.

Well Street’s Launderette. (Could do with a bit of TLC)

Neighbourhood officers discovered the man whilst patrolling the local area. They carried out CPR for around 20 minutes until an ambulance arrived. However, despite their efforts, he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A passerby said: “There are often people hanging around the launderette, inside and out, drinking.” Despite this, he still describes it as a “shock.” Formal identification is yet to take place, although he is assumed to be a local man in his fifties, who was possibly homeless.

Inside the Launderette

Tributes to the man have been posted on the Exeter Express and Echo’s Facebook page. One message reads, “He was once a great sports man with a large family around him. Bad things happen in people’s lives and not everyone is strong enough to get through it without turning to drink as a way out.”

The location surrounding Wells Street is a popular area for students. Because of this police are asking anyone with information to call 101 and quote the reference DE/13/360.