Wiltshire

Chippenham attack: Man charged with murder

Crime scene
Image caption A 38-year-old man died after being attacked in the early hours of Wednesday

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 38-year-old in Wiltshire.

The victim, thought to be Russell Nixon of Derby Close, Chippenham, was found in London Road in the town on Wednesday.

Wiltshire Police said Mr Nixon's family had been informed but formal identification had yet to take place.

Matthew Chapman, 22, of Wood Lane, Chippenham, is charged with murder and has appeared before magistrates.

He was remanded to appear at Bristol Crown Court on Friday.

The victim's family is being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

Image caption An area in London Road was cordoned off
Image caption Forensic investigators were called to the scene following the fatal attack

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