Murder investigation following the death of a man in Lake

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Lake.

Police received a report earlier this afternoon (Monday 27 May) that a man believed to be in his 70s had been seriously assaulted. Officers located this man in an area of woodland in the Lake area and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The death is being treated as murder and we have arrested a 60-year-old man from Sandown on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Justin Torgout said: “Investigations into the circumstances surrounding this death are in the very early stages at the moment, but we will be in a position to update with more information at a later stage, once further enquiries have taken place.

“We currently have someone in custody and are keen to establish the exact circumstances of this man’s death, so if you have any information that could assist us then please call us on 101.”