A 27-year-old arrested on suspicion of murdering three elderly men in Exeter is a polo playing former public schoolboy, it can be revealed.
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, is being held in connection with the deaths of twins, Dick and Roger Carter, 84 and Anthony Payne, 80, whose bodies were found in their homes earlier this week.
Mr Lewis-Ranwell, who grew up in Barnstaple, is a former pupil at the £30,000 a year West Buckland boarding school, where he was known as a sporty and popular child.
He also had a passion for playing polo and was regarded as an excellent horseman.
Other former pupils at the school include Olympic triple jump gold medallist Jonathan Edwards.