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Wiltshire Police Launch Murder Investigation in Swindon

In a tragic turn of events, Wiltshire Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Swindon early this morning.

The incident unfolded at approximately 1am when authorities received a distressing report regarding a serious assault inside a property located in Westbourne Court, Rodbourne, Swindon. Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered a man in his 50s who had sustained severe injuries. Despite the valiant efforts of medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased man’s next of kin have been notified, and our heartfelt condolences go out to them during this difficult time.

A man in his 30s has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder and is currently undergoing questioning as part of the ongoing investigation. In response to the incident, a cordon has been established at the address in question, and the Major Crime Investigation Team has been deployed to lead the inquiry. Residents in the vicinity should expect heightened police presence as authorities work diligently to gather evidence and ascertain the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.

Det Supt Chris Feerick issued a statement, expressing the gravity of the situation and urging community cooperation. He emphasized, “This is a serious incident which has sadly resulted in a man losing his life. I can confirm that we have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder and he has been taken to custody to be questioned.

Feerick further reassured the public, stating, “I appreciate the community concern this incident will cause but please be reassured that at no point was there a threat to the wider public. Local residents will see a significant police presence in the area today. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our officers.”

As the investigation unfolds, Wiltshire Police urge anyone with information pertinent to the case to come forward and assist in bringing closure to this tragic incident.

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