Swindon murder investigation: Police appeal for witnesses

Scene of death
Image caption Police described the scene near Swindon railway station as "horrendous"

Detectives investigating the death of a man who was killed in "an extremely vicious attack" in Swindon have appealed for witnesses to get in touch.

The man aged in his 60s was found stabbed to death next to a path between Rodbourne and the town centre shortly before midnight on Thursday.

Det Ch Insp Sean Memory, leading a team of Wiltshire Police officers, said it was a "challenging investigation".

"We know there were a number of people who were near to the scene," he said.

He added: "I am very keen to hear from anyone who knows of someone who sustained any injuries on Thursday night or who had blood on their clothing.

"If you have suspicions about someone please tell us. We can assure callers that information will be taken in the strictest confidence."

The dead man was found about 100m from the railway station entrance just after the underpass. A bicycle was also found at the scene.

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