'Hit-and-run' death appeal

Sarah Blackburn's body was found on the A3102 at the Stoneover Lane junction in Royal Wootton Bassett on Sunday 2 June, after she collided with a car. The driver failed to stop.

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New appeal over Royal Wootton Bassett 'hit-and-run'

I would like to thank every person who has come forward with information following this incident. ... What I am now urging is that anyone who was in this area - especially on the A3102 heading towards Royal Wootton Bassett between 10.30pm and 11pm on Sunday evening, to contact us immediately. The smallest amount of information might prove vital. We believe this woman was struck by a vehicle which has then failed to stop at the scene. It is possible that the driver of this vehicle might not have realised they have hit anything or might have thought they had struck an animal.

– Inspector Steven Cox, Head of Roads Policing at Wiltshire Police

The road was closed for 8 hours while officers from the Wiltshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team investigated the scene.

The Collision Team can be contacted on 101 extension 720 3111 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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ID of 'hit-and-run' victim may take weeks, due to injuries

Sarah Blackburn, who was in her forties. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police have released this photo of Sarah Blackburn, who died in the incident. They say that although the victim's family has been informed, due to the extent of her injuries, formal identification may take weeks.

Sarah had received extensive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers at Wiltshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team believe she was struck by a vehicle which failed to stop.

Police appeal after woman's body found in Royal Wootton Bassett

Wiltshire Police are still appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a body on the A3012 at Royal Wootton Bassett on Sunday.

They're investigating the death as a hit and run.

The woman had received extensive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are keen to trace any vehicle(s) that were driven from the direction of Junction 16 of the M4 towards Royal Wootton Bassett that may have struck the victim on the road.

Witnesses have described seeing large goods vehicle parked in a lay-by close to the site of this incident and we are urging the driver of this vehicle to contact Wiltshire Police as they may hold valuable information to assist with our enquiries

– Police sergeant Craig Hardy

Woman's body found in road in Royal Wootton Bassett

The body was found on the A3102 at the Stoneover Lane junction Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman's body has been found on a road in Royal Wootton Bassett.

She was discovered on the A3102 last night at the Stoneover Lane junction. Police believe the woman was hit by a vehicle that didn't stop. She suffered extensive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body has not yet been formally identified. Police are appealing for any information.

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