A murder investigation has been launched after a man who was found with serious injuries died in Aylesbury.

Members of the public called 999 to report an assault on the Grand Union Canal near Broughton in Aylesbury at about 12.20pm today (April 26).

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man died.

A woman has been arrested.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “We need the public’s help to establish what happened on the canal path of the Grand Union Canal near Broughton in Aylesbury at about 12.20pm today.

“We were called to an assault near to Bridge 14, where a man was found with serious injuries.

Aylesbury's MP, Rob Butler 

“The canal path is a very popular leisure route for walkers, runners and cyclists, especially on a sunny day like today. Therefore, I would appeal to anyone who was in the area, who saw or heard anything unusual to contact the force.

“The easiest way to contact us is by calling 101, or visiting our website, quoting investigation reference number 845 (26/4).

“At this early stage of the investigation, we have arrested a woman in connection with the offence. She is currently in police custody.

“It has been reported to the force that one of the offenders was a man, therefore it is vital that anyone with any information about the incident contacts the force as soon as possible.

“If you would prefer, alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or on 0800 555 111 and remain anonymous.”