A murder investigation has been launched after three people were found dead in Bourne End last night.

Police were called to an address in Spring Gardens at around 9.55pm last night, where they found evidence of a serious assault.

A man and a woman from Bourne End, both in their sixties, and a man in his fifties from Hazlemere were all found dead. The trio were known to each other.

Police have described the incident as a "targeted attack".


Police and forensics at block of flats as scene cordoned off - latest updates

Police on scene of 'serious incident' in village

Today, police officers and forensic investigators were on the scene of the incident, with parts of Spring Gardens cordoned off. 

Officers were seen around Orchard House, a supported accommodation block.

Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of three people deceased within the property.

“The next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, our thoughts remain with them at this most difficult time.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are dealing with a very complex enquiry, which appears a targeted attack. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“We would ask anyone who may have heard a disturbance or who may have seen anyone or anything unusual in or around Orchard House or Spring Gardens between 5pm and 10pm yesterday to please come forward and call 101, quoting reference 2037 of 19/4/2022.

“A scene watch is likely to be in place for a number of days at very least, which is likely to have an impact on local residents and we would like to thank them in advance for their patience.

“Members of the public are likely to see an increased police presence while we continue to investigate and we would advise anyone with any concerns to please speak to one of our uniformed officers.”

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