A 36-year-old man from Aylesbury has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 77-year-old.

At around 5.25pm on Tuesday, April 6, officers were called to a property on the Aylesbury Road in Wendover following reports of an alleged assault.

An air ambulance was called but sadly the 77-year-old man died at the scene after suffering from serious injuries.

His next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specialist officers.

The 36-year-old remains in police custody following his arrest.

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Investigating officer Detective Superintendent, Kevin Brown of the Major Crime Team, said: “Firstly, I would like to give my condolences to the family and friends of the man who has sadly died.

“We are currently in the very early stages of this investigation.

“The people involved were known to each other and an arrest has been made.

“There will be some disruption in the area over the next few days as the investigation continues.

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“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the local community for their co-operation and patience at this time.

“If you have any information you think could help with this investigation, please contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or making a report online using the reference number 43210144403.

“If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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Vinnie Lee Stevens (was Bamford)

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I was shocked and saddened to hear of John's sudden and unexpected passing. He was my biological father after my birth to John and Sandra Bamford in 1967, although has not been part of my life. For whatever reason we became separated when I was very young and there has been no contact since. I am saddened to learn that John has been living in the same county as myself for so many years. I am also saddened by the knowledge that our paths shall never now cross, however unlikely that may have been. I often considered what it may have been like to have met over a pint or a cup of tea as adults, if only one time. To me, the story of John Bamford has a first few pages and a last, very tragic page. The book has no more pages to it, as I know little else in between. My heart goes out to those who knew and loved the man. My thoughts are with you in this very difficult and painful time. Rest well, John Bamford.

Heather Ellingford

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Have very fond memories of John many many years ago, a lovely person, also remember his curly hair. Often wondered where he was in the world. Sleep tight. Heather

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Saddened by this terrible news Thinking of the family at this sad time ❤️

Keith Laker

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John, I worked for the best Kitchen Fitter there was from 1991 to 2005. I was only thinking of you the other day, hoping that you were well and coping with Covid 19. What a Tragedy. I wanted to express my thanks and gratitude for all that you taught me. Sleep tight BOSS. Keith x

Gil Cracco

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My beloved friend John...I am devastated. You were the best man I ever met in my life...always seeing the bright side of the people and the life. My life has changed forever since 7th of April...I won't have fun and joy anymore. You were a so good hearted person...I will miss you. Each time I will have a glass of white wine under the French sun...you will be in my mind and my heart. You are in my heart forever. With all my love....Gil

Emma Dinham

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I’m so sorry to hear this. My husband and I saw the air ambulance and prayed that the person was going to be ok. There are no words and the family are in our thoughts. Xx

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Rest in pace my beloved John ...i will keep you in my heart and will remember you holding a glass of white wine... under the sun that you loved so much. It was one of your pleasures. I will miss you . With all my love .

Ann Marie

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I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family