Manhunt launched on Exmoor after woman's body is found
Police are searching for a man they want to speak to in connection with the discovery of a woman’s body at a property on a quiet housing estate in the West Country yesterday.
Officers believe Richard Gordon Newton, 51, from the Bowerhill area of Melksham, in Wiltshire, may have vital information about the death.
Police found the body of a middle-aged woman, who has yet to be formally identified, at a property in Barnes Wallis Close, Melksham, on Sunday morning. The semi-detached house in a cul-de-sac was cordoned off as forensic experts examined the area and a tent had been erected outside.
Yesterday a force spokesman said: “Wiltshire Police is appealing for the public’s help in locating a man officers would like to speak to in connection with an incident in Melksham. Officers are keen to locate Richard Gordon Newton, 51, from the Bowerhill area of Melksham.
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“This is in relation to a body of a woman being found at an address in Melksham this morning. Officers believe that Mr Newton might hold vital information on this incident and may be able to assist police with their inquiries.”
Police believe Mr Newton left his address in Melksham, driving a blue Volkswagen Polo yesterday morning to the Williton area of Somerset.
Avon and Somerset police located the car, registration S487 CKN, unattended at Brendon Common, Exmoor, shortly before 12.30pm.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mr Newton or who may have any information on this incident is asked to call Wiltshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.