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Man Sought After Woman's Body Found

Police are searching for a man they want to speak to in connection with the discovery of a woman's body.

Richard Gordon Newton, 51, from the Bowerhill area of Melksham, Wiltshire, may have vital information about the death.

Police found the body of a woman, who has yet to be formally identified, at an address in the town on Sunday morning.

"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," a spokesman said.

"Officers are keen to locate Richard Gordon Newton, 51, from the Bowerhill area of Melksham."

The spokesman added: "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 home on Sunday morning driving a blue Volkswagen Polo 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.