Wiltshire

Swindon man arrested after woman dies in fire

Road cordoned-off and a crime scene tent
Image caption Police were called to Drew Street at 05:40 GMT on Saturday

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson after a woman died in a fire at a house.

Emergency services were called to Drew Street, Swindon, at about 05:40 GMT on Saturday after reports of the fire.

"Sadly, a woman was pronounced deceased at the scene," a Wiltshire Police spokesman said.

The man, who lives locally, remains in custody. Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the Drew Street or Morris Street area to contact police.

Image caption Police are searching the area around the house

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