Thames Valley Police have confirmed that the man who died in Wendover at the start of this month has been identified as 77-year-old John Bamford.

In a brief statement that was published this evening [Friday, April 9], TVP also confirmed that a 36-year-old man, Courtnay Bamford, of Griffin Lane, Aylesbury, has been charged with one count of murder.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates Court tomorrow [Friday, April 10].

In a brief statement, they said: “Although formal identification has not yet taken place, Thames Valley Police, as well as the victim’s family, is satisfied that the man who died at the scene is John Bamford, aged 77.

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“The family has asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Bucks Free Press: The house on the Aylesbury Road in WendoverThe house on the Aylesbury Road in Wendover

The property where the incident happened in Wendover

This is in relation to an incident that happened at around 5.25pm on Tuesday, April 6, when police were informed of an alleged attack in Aylesbury Road.

An air ambulance was called and landed in Castle Park/Ashbrook Park, which is a short walk away from the property, but sadly, the 77-year-old man died at the scene after suffering from serious injuries.

His next of kin were informed and they have been supported by specialist officers.

The house has been cordoned off 

Following John’s passing, several people have paid tribute to him.

One from Keith Laker said: “John, I worked for the best Kitchen Fitter there was from 1991 to 2005.

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“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.”

One from Gil Cracoo said: “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 the 7th of April.

The air ambulance over Wendover

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“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 will be in my mind and my heart.

“You are in my heart forever.

“With all my love....Gil.”

The investigation continues.