APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER MAN'S DEATH
Murder investigation launched after 69-year-old dies
A MURDER investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Chalfont St Peter on Monday.
Police say the death may be linked to an incident in Market Place, Chalfont St Peter, on Friday last week.
At about 8.45pm on Friday, the victim, a 69-year-old man, was walking home along Market Place and crossed the road on a zebra crossing, in front of a car.
The driver of the vehicle stopped and an altercation took place between the driver and the victim.
The offender then got back into the car, believed to have been a white Skoda Yeti, and drove towards Gerrards Cross.
The victim sustained injuries and was taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment. He was discharged but died at his home in Lansdown Road on Monday.
Neighbours paid tribute to him on Tuesday, describing him as a ‘lovely, kind man’ who was a ‘breath of fresh air’ and ‘would do anything for anybody.’
A 70-year-old man from Gerrards Cross and a 43-year-old man from Hillingdon were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday (Wednesday) and at the time of going to press, both remained in police custody.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the assault or who has any information about the incident.
Det Chief Insp Simon Steel from Major Crime at Aylesbury police station said: “We are in the early stages of this investigation but one of our lines of enquiry at this stage is that the victim sustained injuries during an assault on Friday afternoon, which may have played some part in his death three days later. I would urge anyone who saw the incident in Market Place, who has not already spoken to police, to contact us as soon as possible.
“Thank you to the residents of Chalfont St Peter for their assistance and patience during this distressing time.”
Call the police on 101 if you can help.