A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in High Wycombe this weekend.

Police officers on patrol in the town saw the man, in his 50s, on the floor in Micklefield Road at the junction with Hicks Farm Rise at about 12.20am on Saturday (July 31).

Thames Valley Police said the victim was surrounded by a group of men who reportedly fled the scene when officers arrived.

Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene despite paramedics and police officers attempting CPR.

His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.

Shortly after he was found, police arrested a 25-year-old man from High Wycombe on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

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Last night (July 31), officers arrested a second man, aged 27 and from High Wycombe, on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who has any relevant footage from the area of Micklefield Road and Hicks Farm Rise in the early hours of Saturday morning, or anyone who has any information to come forward.

“You can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or visiting our website, quoting investigation reference number 59 (31/7).

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“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

“The cordon that was in place in Micklefield Road, Hicks Farm Rise and a service road has now been lifted, however there will still be a police presence in the town. I would like to thank residents for their cooperation and patience while we continue to conduct our enquiries, which has led to the arrest of two men on suspicion of murder.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family, who are being supported.”

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