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Family of stab victim Alison Connolly release picture

Alison Connolly was stabbed to death in Swindon on Tuesday Credit: ITV News

The family of Alison Connolly, who was stabbed to death in Swindon on Tuesday, have released a picture of her.

Police are continuing to hold three women in custody on suspicion of her murder.

The 49 year old was stabbed following a serious assault in a communal area at the bottom of a stairway in Evelyn House on Tuesday afternoon.

The police have until late tonight to charge or release the three women.

Body found by police searching for missing woman

A body, thought to be that of missing Swindon woman Julie Peters, has been found in a canal in Gloucester

Police searching for a missing woman from Swindon have found a body in a canal in Gloucester. The body was found yesterday (Thursday 14 May) near Kaskelot Way in the Monkmill Dock area.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, police have informed Julie's next of kin and the coroner. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Julie, who was 55 and from Hamble Road in Swindon, was last seen at her home address on Tuesday 5 May. Her red Ford Ka was later found parked in Tuffley Crescent, in Gloucester,


Pictures from the scene in Swindon where woman was fatally stabbed

A police cordon remains in place at a property in Swindon where a woman was fatally stabbed on Tuesday.

Three people have been arrested - all women aged 19, 19 and 23. A 36-hour extension of custody has been granted.

Flowers left at the scene in Cavendish Square Credit: Zachary Ockwell
Police have assured the local community that they believe it to be an isolated incident Credit: Zachary Ockwell

Police appeal for information after fatal stabbing in Swindon

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after a fatal stabbing in Swindon.

Police were called to Evelyn House in Cavendish Square just before 4pm on Tuesday. There had been reports of a serious assault in the communal area at the bottom of the stairway.

The victim - who has not been formally identified - had suffered a serious stab wound. She was taken to the Great Western Hospital by ambulance but later died.

Three women aged 19, 19 and 23, have been arrested and remain in police custody.

We are treating this as a murder investigation and our thoughts remain with the victim's family at this difficult time.

A police cordon remains at the scene today while forensic examinations take place.

– Detective Inspector Tim Corner, Major Crime Investigation Team

Anyone who was in the Park North area on Tuesday between the hours of midday and 5pm, and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact the police.

I understand that the Parks community, as well as the wider Swindon community, will be concerned by this incident, however, I would like to reassure them that we believe this to be an isolated incident.

– Superintendent Andrew Carr

Police release e-fit after sexual assault in Swindon

The man is described as having green eyes and being aged in his 20s Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to after an 18 year old woman was sexually assaulted in Swindon.

The incident took place in the Grange Park area on Sunday 11th January. The man is thought to be aged in his 20s.

Anyone who thinks they may know the man should call 101.


Church responds to murder conviction

Christ Church in Swindon has issued a statement after one of its ex treasurers was found guilty of murder. Credit: ITV News

Christ Church in Swindon has issued a statement after one of its ex treasurers was found guilty of murder.

Ian Walters, 51, was accused of driving off the M1 in Leicestershire last year to kill his wife Tracy. They were on their way back from a holiday in Yorkshire.

Walters was convicted yesterday and given a life term and ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years.

This is a desperately tragic situation for all involved and Christ Church will do all it can to support both families, who are very much in our prayers

– Christ Church, Swindon

Thousands of pounds strewn across road following Swindon crash

The lorry spilled its load of more than a million pounds when it crashed in Swindon Credit: ITV News

Armed officers were called to a crash scene near Swindon today after a lorry spilled its load of more than a million pounds in cash.

Crates carrying bagged coins and notes were strewn across the road after the accident at a roundabout.

Armed police monitored the cash while officers diverted traffic.

Some homes now have water in Swindon

The water supply is back on in some houses in Swindon after a burst water pipe has left hundreds of homes with out water for most of today.

Thames Water is still handing out bottled water at three locations around Swindon.

Our work to re-route water around our network means water pressures are now improving and supplies are gradually returning across the area.

Some customers will have their water back sooner than others and in the meantime we’ll make sure bottled water is still available.

We expect it to take until later this evening for everyone to have their supply back.

We’re really sorry to all those who have been affected and are doing all we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

– Thames Water

Thames Water says customers should check its website for updates.

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