High Wycombe MP Steve Baker has joined a number of councillors in paying tribute to the work of the police force after following a suspected shooting in High Wycombe.

A 21-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and has been released on police bail.

A 20-year-old man from High Wycombe has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and remains in custody.

An eyewitness reported hearing gunshots on the evening of Christmas Day.


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High Wycombe MP Steve Baker praised the work of the police.

Mr Baker said: “I am proud of the police in Wycombe, who serve us with diligence and vigour."

Four local councillors for the Booker and Castlefield Ward; Cllr Mohammed Hanif, Cllr Majid Hussain, Cllr Sebert Graham and Cllr Mohammef Asif issued a joint statement.

"We are aware of the incident and its quite sad that it happened on Christmas day.

"We are working with the community, local organisations and the police. 

"We are also aware that police services are very stretched under the current difficult times.

"We request the local community to let police have any relevant information that will help them to progress their investigation."

Cllr Brian Pearce added: “It is very frightening, of all of the days of the year, on Christmas Day, when it is the season of goodwill. Luckily, nobody was injured.”