Wiltshire Police have issued a statement following an incident in Swindon overnight.

Police officers and forensic investigation teams cordoned off a house on Overbrook near Eldene Drive, while a person in white protective clothing and a mask was seen taking photos inside the property. 

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said this afternoon: "A man in his 70s was taken to hospital in the early hours this morning (June 21) after being found unconscious outside in Overbrook, Swindon.

"Detectives investigating the circumstances would like to hear from anyone who was in the area last night and may have seen anything suspicious.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who may have driven past and have dash cam footage or nearby householders who have ring doorbell camera recordings from last night.

"If you can help please contact us on 101 quoting log 54240072328 .

"Alternatively you can leave information without giving your name by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."