An arrest occurred as police linked the death of three elderly men to Exeter

A man suspected of murder was arrested after three elderly men were violently killed at home a kilometer away.

The discovery of the bodies of twins Dick and Roger Carter, aged 84, and 80-year-old Anthony Payne, was found less than 24 hours apart in Exeter, Devon.

The three deaths were linked because of the "level of violence used," according to police in Devon and Cornwall, who opened an investigation into the triple murder.

A woman living near the Carters said her mother had seen a "wet-skinned man with a tool bag" in front of the home of the elderly twins a few hours before their body was discovered.