UPDATE: Thames Valley Police confirm identities of Jeffrey and Susan Farrance who were stabbed to death in Bourne End

Tributes have been paid to a "lovely Christian couple" who were found stabbed to death at a flat in Bourne End. 

Sue and Jeff Farrance have been named locally as two of the three people who were found dead in a flat at Orchard House in Spring Gardens, off Blind Lane, late on Tuesday, April 19. 

The pair were in their sixties. The third person, whose identity has not been revealed, was a man in his fifties from Hazlemere. 

All three died of stab wounds to the chest and abdomen. Police launched a murder investigation but said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the "complex" probe. 

Following tragic news of Sue and Jeff's death, the community has been left reeling and friends of the "amazing" couple are in shock. 


Louise Coupland said: "I can't believe what has happened, Sue and Jeff were amazing people who helped me whilst I was homeless when I lived in Wycombe and we went to church together at Holmer Green occasionally and had great times at Rosemary's after church.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. RIP both."

"Devastated" Sandra O'Neill, who knew Sue, said: "Sue you will be greatly missed, devastated to read what happened to you, I have thought about you often over the years. Rest in peace Sue."

Sue Copley said they were a "lovely Christian couple who it has been my privilege to know". 

Tina Slatter said she had "fond memories" of Sue from her involvment in the Guiding Light group at Kings Church in High Wycombe and offered her thoughts and prayers to the couple's children and family. 

She said: "So shocked to hear the sad news that her life and her husband's life have been taken from them in this dreadful way."