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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following death of two women in Salisbury

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after police were called to a property in Salisbury and found the body of a woman and another woman who was seriously injured but died shortly after.

Wiltshire Police received a call from a member of the public, who was concerned about the wellbeing of people in a house on Wessex Road, just before 3pm yesterday afternoon (01/06/20).

Upon arrival, officers found one woman's body, as well as another who was still alive, but seriously injured.

Paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service attended, but the second woman was pronounced dead soon after.

DCI Darren Hannant from the Major Crime Investigation Team said:

"Naturally people will be alarmed due to the large police presence in the area as we carry out our enquiries.

"I would like to reiterate that we have made an arrest and there is no risk posed to the wider community.

“The local community are likely to see a significant police presence in this area for a number of days. 

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the two victims.

"We would like to thank the local community in advance for their understanding and patience while we carry out our enquiries."

Police have now arrested a man on suspicion of murder and at the time of writing, he's in custody at Melksham police station.

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