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Police treating death of man in Swindon as murder

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after a man was found dead on a cycle path in Swindon.

Police are treating the mans death as murder after he was found at midnight on last night on the cycle path which runs from the Town Centre to Rodbourne, near to Hawkesworth Trading Estate.

A formal identification has not yet been completed but the man is described as local and in his sixties.

The area has been cordoned off as forensic officers begin their investigations.

It is likely the cycle path will be closed for some time.

Detective Chief Inspector Sean Memory said, ‘We commenced a murder investigation and are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 10:30 pm-1230 am last night to contact us as they may have vital information to assist the investigation.’

Man dies after bring thrown from his car in collision

A man in his 30s has died after he was thrown from his vehicle after a collision between a Vauxhall Astra and a red van in Swindon. Officers are currently in the process of contacting his next of kin. The collision happened at 6.30am today on Thamesdown Drive, Swindon near to ASDA Walmart.

Another man in his 20s was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and is in a critical condition. A third man in his 50s,was removed from a vehicle as he was initially trapped. He was then taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary and is a stable condition.

The road is closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for some time whilst investigators are on the scene. Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident. They have been taken to Gablecross police station.

Detectives continue to search remote farmland

Sian O'Callaghan Credit: Wiltshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Wiltshire will continue searching remote farmland later.

Christopher Halliwell Credit: Wiltshire Police

Officers recovered the boots Sian O'Callaghan was wearing on the night she vanished in a pond in Ramsbury last week. The 22-year-old was killed after leaving a nightclub in Swindon in 2011. Minicab driver Christopher Halliwell was jailed for life for her murder.

One of Sian's boots recovered from a pond in Ramsbury Credit: ITV News


Man wanted in connection with sex offence allegations

Richey Afonso Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating Richey Afonso. Afonso, 19, from Swindon, is wanted in connection with allegations of sex offences committed in the town in February 2014.

Afonso was released on police bail pending further enquiries but has failed to answer his bail on May 15th 2014 at Gablecross Police Station, Swindon. Although he has not been seen by his employers for some months, it is believed that he is still in the UK.

Appeal to help find missing man from Swindon

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing man from Swindon. Adam Wilmott who's 39 and homeless, was last seen at the Great Western Hospital in September. He'd been staying with friends and in local hospices.

Adam Wilmott hasn't been seen since September Credit: Wiltshire Police

Adam's family lost contact with him in September 2011 and, despite their efforts to locate him themselves and via the Salvation Army tracing department, they have not found him.

His family then reported him as a missing person to Wiltshire Police in April 2014.

Police now know that Adam was last seen at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon on September 27th 2011 after being discharged.

He has not been seen or heard from since this time.

Appeal for assault victim to come forward

Police would like to speak to this man after he was assaulted on a bus. After he was grabbed by the throat and punched several times in the head, he got off at the Outlet Village bus stop in Swindon. Police have already identified the suspect.

bus attack
Police want to speak to this man after he was assaulted on a bus Credit: Wiltshire Police

The victim is described as having dark hair and wearing a dark blue suit jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Police appeal for victim following bus assault

Wiltshire Police have released this CCTV of the victim Credit: Wiltshire Police

A CCTV image has been released of a man who was punched several times to the head and knocked to the floor.

The incident took place at 10.27pm on the 14th March 2014 whilst the Stagecoach bus was travelling along Rodbourne Road.

Police have identified the suspect but would like to speak to the victim.

The bus' CCTV shows a man grab another man around the throat and punch him several times.

The victim then got off the bus at the Outlet Village and is described as having dark hair and wearing a dark blue suit with white shirt and blue jeans.

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