Body discovered in Melksham

A body has been discovered in Melksham.

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Man arrested after discovery of woman's body, is in hospital

Wiltshire police say a man arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Melksham, is receiving hospital treatment. The 51-year-old man was arrested yesterday on Exmoor.

He remains under arrest and is being guarded by police officers whilst in hospital. He is likely to be discharged in a few days and upon release from hospital will be taken to Melksham Police Station for interview.

– Wiltshire police spokesman

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Police seek help to trace Melksham man

Officers want to speak to 51 year old Richard Newton Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are appealing for help to locate a man in connection with an incident in Melksham.

Officers would like to speak to 51 year old Richard Newton after the body of a woman was found on Sunday morning.

A car he was driving was found at Brendon Common on Exmoor yesterday afternoon.

Read the full press release from Wiltshire Police.