Mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched af­ter 69-year-old dies

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

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.

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