Wiltshire Police have named the woman whose body was found in a Melksham house on Sunday as Suzanne Newton, 45. She was found in Barnes Wallis Close, Bowerhill. Her husband, Richard Newton, is currently being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder.
I understand he underwent an operation on his stomach while in hospital and he has now been released for questioning.From @RobMurphyitv on Twitter:
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.
– Wiltshire police spokesman
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.
A man is in custody tonight after a woman's body was found at a house in Wiltshire. Police launched a hunt for Richard Newton, who lived in the property in Melksham.
His car was later found on Exmoor in Somerset.
Mr Newton was arrested this morning after a tip-off by a member of the public.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has the story:
Police searching for a man they want to speak to in connection with the discovery of a woman's body have made an arrest.
A 51-year-old man was held in Dulverton, Devon, this morning.
– Devon & Cornwall Police spokeswoman
A 51-year-old man was arrested in Dulverton shortly before 9am.
"He is in custody and will be transferred to the Wiltshire force
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.