Man arrested on suspicion of murder released as dead woman named by Swindon Police

By Barrie Hudson - 23 June 2022


A man arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Swindon has been released under investigation.

Detectives were called out to an address in Standen Way, Blunsdon St Andrew, at around 2.30am on Tuesday, 21 June following a woman's sudden death.
She has now been identified by her family as 44-year-old Helen Long, and loved ones are being supported by specially-trained officers and kept updated on the ongoing police investigation.
The force has asked that people respect their privacy.
A post-mortem took place yesterday, but no cause of death was determined and officers are continuing to investigate the matter.
A 70-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been interviewed and released under investigation.
Det Insp Simon Childe from the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) said: “We know that this incident will have caused concern locally, but I want the community to be reassured that we are carrying out an in-depth investigation.
“Our thoughts are with Helen’s family at this difficult time, and we are working hard to ensure we understand the full circumstances of her death.
“I would continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward and speak to us.”
Anyone who feels they can help the police is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 26 of 21 June.

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