Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Rodbourne

By Jamie Hill - 25 February 2024


Wiltshire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a man died in Swindon in the early hours of this morning (25/02).

At around 1am, we received a report that a man in his 50s had been seriously assaulted inside a property in Westbourne Court, Rodbourne, Swindon.
Despite the best attempts of the emergency services, he was declared dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this sad time.
A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to custody for questioning.
Police have set up a cordon at the address while we carry out an investigation – led by our Major Crime Investigation Team – and residents are likely to see an increased police presence in the area.
Det Supt Chris Feerick said: “This is a serious incident which has sadly resulted in a man losing his life.
“I can confirm that we have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder and he has been taken to custody to be questioned.
“I appreciate the community concern this incident will cause but please be reassured that at no point was there a threat to the wider public.
“Local residents will see a significant police presence in the area today. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our officers.”

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