A POST mortem is being conducted today after the body of a woman in her 60s was discovered in a house in Melksham just before lunchtime yesterday.

Police have cordoned off a house in Berryfield Lane since yesterday and officers have been guarding the scene.

One local resident said officers had erected a forensic tent outside the house.

Last night, two officers were sat outside the address watching the scene.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “We can confirm that the body of a woman in her 60s has been located inside a property in Melksham.

“We were called to the address in Berryfield Close at approximately 11.45am yesterday.

“At this stage, we are treating the death as unexplained and our enquiries are continuing today. A post mortem will take place later this afternoon.

“We will release more information when appropriate.”