Update on death of two women in Salisbury

Alert message sent 02/06/2020 16:57:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

Our enquiries are continuing following the deaths of two women in Salisbury.

Yesterday (01/06) afternoon, an 18-year-old and 40-year-old woman died following a disturbance at an address on Wessex Road. 

A 39-year-old local man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of two counts of murder; he currently remains in custody at Melksham Police Station.  
DCI Darren Hannant, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, who is leading the investigation said: "Our enquiries are continuing at pace and officers are meticulously working to secure vital evidence.
“The post mortems of both victims are also being undertaken.
"As soon as the victims have been formally identified, we will be in a position to give a further update.
"We would like to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the Wessex Road area yesterday at around 3pm to come forward and speak to one of us.  
"You can contact us via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.  Please quote crime reference number 54200051670 when calling." 

Supt Dave Minty said:  "I'd like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding so far while we continue to carry out our enquiries in to this tragic incident.
“Officers are likely to remain in the Wessex Road area for a number of days still, so please don't be concerned if you see a heightened police presence.
"Understandably, this incident will cause a level of anxiety in the area and if you have any concerns or information about this case please speak to one of our officers at the scene or on one of the high visibility patrols in the area."
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