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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.
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.
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.
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.