Man aged 70 is arrested for murder after woman in her 40s is found dead at Wiltshire home
- Wiltshire Police was called to a Swindon home in the early hours of this morning
- Officers found the body of a woman in her 40s inside who was pronounced dead
- A 70-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody
A 70-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 40s was found dead at a house in Wiltshire.
Police have confirmed the man is in custody after the body of the woman was found at a home in Swindon in the early hours of this morning.
Officers were called to Standen Way in the suburb of Blunsdon St Andrew at around 2.30am, and since then there has been a police cordon around the property.
Forensics experts and uniformed officers were seen walking in and out of the property in the residential estate today.
The circumstances of the woman’s death have not yet been released, and identity has not been revealed as of yet.
Forensics and uniformed officers were pictured at the scene in Standen Way, Swindon earlier today
Police were called in the early hours of this morning and upon arriving found the body of a woman in her 40s
Wiltshire Police has confirmed it has arrested a 70-year-old man on suspicion of murder and he remains in custody
The Swindon Advertiser reports that a private ambulance arrived at the house, which is in a small cul-de-sac at 12.45pm, before leaving shortly afterwards, while police remained.
Wiltshire Police said there would be an ‘increased police presence’ at the scene, but there is ‘no risk to the wider public’.
A spokesman for the force said: ‘At around 2.30am today, June 21, police were called to the sudden death of a woman in her 40s at a property in Blunsdon St Andrew.
‘Her death is currently being treated as unexplained and a 70-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Details surrounding the circumstances of the woman’s death and her identity have not yet been released by police
Wiltshire Police said residents in the quiet cul-de-sac and the surrounding area will see an increased police presence
It added that there is ‘no risk to the wider public’ and is urging anyone who has any information to get in touch
‘He is currently in police custody.
‘People living locally will see an increased police presence throughout the day and we want to provide reassurance that there is no risk to the wider public.
‘Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 26 of today.’