A man who died after being found with serious injuries in Aylesbury was a charity worker, it has emerged.

The Canal and River Trust tweeted to say one of its employees, who has not yet been named, sadly died on the towpath in Aylesbury in an incident which is now the subject of a murder investigation.

The statement, from chief executive Richard Parry, said: “One of our team, on the Grand Union Canal, died yesterday on the towpath in Aylesbury in an incident which is the subject of a police murder investigation.

“We are deeply distressed and are sharing the police’s appeal urging anyone with information, no matter now insignificant, to come forward and assist the investigation.

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“I am sure you will join me in offering our thoughts and sincerest condolences at this extremely distressing time for his family and our colleagues.”

It comes after members of the public called 999 to report an assault on the Grand Union Canal near Broughton at about 12.20pm yesterday (April 26).

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man sadly died at the scene.

A man and woman have been arrested.

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I worked with you at Watford in 1980s. A gentle man who always had a smile. A total shock. RIP and thank you.

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I knew Clive through working in the same area as him. He was a lovely man - always calm and good-natured. He loved his job and his family, and his loss will be felt keenly by many people. Deepest sympathies to his loved ones.

andi

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All us boaters are shocked an saddened by what has happened to a lovely fella

peter christer

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I am one of many Volunteers with the Canal & River Trust and am deeply saddened by this murder. The time given to support the Canal & River Trust by volunteers is unpaid and helps the community. Usually, those who use the canal and towpath have a friendly relationship with all those working on the canal so this murder is all the more despicable and unexplained. I send all my sympathy to his family and co-workers.

Veronica Gamble

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I didn't know you, but my heart breaks for the loss of your life.

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God speed. A man killed whilst doing his best for nature and community is beyond a crime. May you inspire many more to follow in your footsteps and give their time for a good cause.

Judy Hazelgrove

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So sorry to hear about this sad event. You were just going about your job and this should never have happened. Rest in Peace. Condolences to your family, friends and work colleagues from us both - Roger and Judy (Voluntary Lockkeepers)

Steven Broad

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RIP. Only doing your job. We will all miss you.