A man who was arrested in a murder investigation is set to be questioned for a further 36 hours.

Officers from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit investigating a murder in Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, have managed to get a warrant to further question the 21-year-old in custody.

Usually, police have 24 hours to charge or release suspects after they have been arrested – but they can apply to hold them for up to 36 or 96 hours if they are suspected of a serious crime, for example, murder.

It comes after officers were called to reports of a fight in Walshs Manor just before 3am on New Years’ Day (1/1) and found two men with serious injuries.

Sadly, an 18-year-old victim died in hospital, despite medical professionals battling to save him.

A 49-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

A scene watch remains in place at Walshs Manor while the probe continues.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard, of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate this tragic incident and would re-assure the community that we are exploring all avenues to ascertain the full circumstances.

“I would ask people not to speculate as to the incident, but would urge anybody with any information to please call 101 or make a report online quoting reference number 43210000167.”

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.