Horror as woman in her 40s found dead at home

A 70-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman in her 40s was found dead at a house.

The pensioner is now in custody following the incident in Swindon.

Officers as well as forensic teams have been at the home in Standen Way in Blunson Street all morning after the incident in the early hours of today.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “At around 2.30am today (21/06) 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.

”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.”