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One dead and several injured after hatchet attack at Plymouth pub

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

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

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.

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

The knife has 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," a police spokesman said.

Devon and Cornwall Police said both suspects are being detained at Charles Cross Police Station in Plymouth. Detective Superintendent Jim Colwell, appealed for witnesses 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," he said yesterday.

"Please speak to us, call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously if you have any information that could help us."

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