76-year-old man arrested after a woman's body was found in a house

A 76-year-old man has been arrested after a woman's body was found in a house. Police attended the property near Swindon, Wilts. at around 1.45pm on Wednesday (16 November) and found a woman, in her 50s, deceased at the scene. The semi-detached house in Lancaster Road, Wroughton, was cordoned off as a crime scene while detectives carried out enquiries. Forensic investigators were seen at the address for most of the afternoon and evening, and further work is expected to continue at the scene. The suspect is being held in police custody after having been detained at the house. A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: "We are currently investigating an unexplained death in Wroughton. "Officers were called to an address in Lancaster Road, Wroughton, shortly after 1.45pm yesterday afternoon (16 November) and discovered the body of a woman in her 50s. "At this stage her death is being treated as unexplained and we are awaiting the outcome of a post-mortem later today. "A 76-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody at Gablecross Police Station. "However, we have to reiterate that at this stage we are not yet clear of the cause of death, a post mortem is underway to ascertain this. "Our enquiries are at a very early stage, so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time, but we would like to reassure the local community that there is no risk to the wider public."

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