Man charged with murder, burglary after body found at Sprent, Tasmania

A man has been charged with murder after a body was found at a property at Sprent, near Devonport, in Tasmania’s north-west.

Police said the 25-year-old was taken into custody when police raided a home in Stephen Street in East Devonport around midnight on Monday.

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The man was arrested in a police raid on this house in East Devonport. (ABC News: Damian McIntyre )

The man has been charged with murder, aggravated burglary and unlawfully setting fire to property.

The charges come after the body of a 59-year-old man was found near a burning car at a property in Tasmania’s north-west on Sunday afternoon.

White forensics van parked on a road with forest in the background.
A man’s body was found at the Sprent property. (ABC News: Craig Heerey )

The accused man was remanded in custody and will appear before a Devonport court on Thursday.

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