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Police looking for man after body is found in Melksham

Police are looking to locate Richard Gordon Credit: Police

Police are trying to find a man they believe may hold vital information after a body was found in Melksham this morning [Sunday].

Officers want to locate 51-year-old Richard Gordon Newton, who is from the Bowerhill area. They believe he might hold vital information in relation to a woman's body which was found at an address in the town.

It is thought that Mr Newton was driving a blue Volkswagen Polo - registration number S487 CKN - from his home address in Melksham to the Williton area of Somerset.

Avon and Somerset police officers found the vehicle unattended at Brendon Common on Exmoor shortly before 12.30pm.