Police confirm Body found near Ridgeway Car Park

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that the body of a man was found by officers yesterday evening (Monday 2 January 2017) near to Foxhill crossroads, close to the Ridgeway.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but we believe the deceased to be Mr Ricky Stebbing (41), from Swindon, who was reported as missing on New Year’s Day (1 January 2017).

The circumstances of his death do not appear suspicious.

Formal identification has not yet been completed; this will be carried out by the coroner in the next few days.

Mr Stebbing’s next of kin and family have been informed.

They have asked that the media do not attempt to contact them at this difficult time.