The residents of Wendover have reacted to the news that a murder investigation has been launched in the village.

At around 5.25pm on Tuesday, April 6, officers were called to a property on the Aylesbury Road 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.

Footage of the air ambulance in Wendover 

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

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and currently remains in police custody.

Following the news, several locals have described the incident as ‘sad’ and ‘unfortunate’, with one person saying ‘you wouldn’t expect something like this over here’.

Another local, who lives opposite the crime scene, recalled that he wasn’t aware of the incident until a neighbour of his called him.

The police are at the scene of the crime in Wendover

The police are at the scene of the crime in Wendover

The man who died was taken to a nearby hospital via an air ambulance.

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The gentleman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “Aircraft fly around here all the time because of RAF Halton and sometimes Chequers, but other than that, I didn’t take any notice.

“My neighbour phoned me up and asked if I had seen the police outside, but I was out the back and didn’t even notice they were here.

“So, I had a look out the front and I was surprised.

Aylesbury's MP, Rob Butler

“I have been here for 30 years and I have never known anything like this, apart from the RAF Halton one [murder] all those years ago which hasn’t been solved, but this is very worrying for the youngsters.

“You have got to be so careful.

“I live on my own and I usually live at the back so I don’t go out the front at all, but maybe I should look out at the front more because stuff like this is a real shame.”

The resident also believes that due to the nature of the crime, children, and teenagers, who are currently off school due to the Easter Holidays, should be avoiding the area.

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The crime happened next to Castle Park in the village, which has a football field as well as a jungle gym for children.

The park where the air ambulance landed

He continued: “If my children were out and about after hearing that a murder investigation has been launched, I would be a little bit more protective and make a few more rules and regulations.

“Years ago when I was a kid, you had the freedom of everything as you didn’t have the problems of today.

The man that died was 77-years-old

“It’s a different world and to see this is just dangerous.”

A formal identification of the deceased has not been known to the public as of yet, and the investigation continues.