Wiltshire Police have launched a murder investigation in Chippenham.
At approximately 12.20am today, Wednesday 10 May, police officers were called to a report of an assault on the street in London Road, Chippenham.
On attending, officers found a local man, 38, lying on the floor with significant injuries; he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Within an hour of the report being made to police, a 22-year-old man from Chippenham was located by officers. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He was taken to custody in Melksham where he currently remains.
London Road was closed for the majority of the day, while Crime Scene Investigators attend the scene to carry out a detailed investigation.
Detective Inspector Jim Taylor, of the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We are at the very early stages of the investigation, however, we believe this is an isolated attack and we would like to reassure the local community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation. We are in the process of informing the next of kin of the deceased and although formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe he is a Chippenham man. Our thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.
“We would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed an assault in the area of London Road around midnight to please get in touch, if you have not already spoken to police. Did you see or hear any suspicious behaviour prior to this time? You could have vital information.”
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