A police cordon that was put in place following a stabbing and shooting near High Wycombe has been removed.

In the evening of Friday, May 10, the authorities were called to School Close in Downley after a man in his 60s was injured, and a 54-year-old man was seen along the street with a crossbow.

The latter then shot a police officer at the scene, before a member of the force gunned them down.

The 54-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital where they remain.

Bucks Free Press: The shooting happened along School Close in DownleyThe shooting happened along School Close in Downley (Image: NQ)

He has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, with Thames Valley Police confirming they are not looking for anyone else involved.

The cop and the man in his 60s who were attacked have both been discharged from hospital and are being supported by specialised officers.

Following the incident, a large section of School Close was completely cordoned off as an investigation was launched, with restrictions being partially lifted in the evening of May 11.

By May 12, the road was fully opened, with the only closed-off area being one of the houses involved.

Images taken on May 13 show one of the properties having two of its windows smashed, whilst a neighbouring house has got blood smeared on its front doors.

Forensics were at the scene in the late hours of May 10 and in the early hours of May 11.

Police Crime Commissioner, Matthew Barber, said: “I spoke to the Chief Constable shortly after the incident yesterday evening and have been kept updated on the investigation. A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct as is usual after any incident of a police shooting.

Bucks Free Press: Only one police van remains at the sceneOnly one police van remains at the scene (Image: NQ)

“I am grateful for the swift and brave actions of the police in dealing with this incident and wish the injured officer a full and speedy recovery.

“There is a large police presence in the area as a result but there is no ongoing threat to the wider public.

“Anyone with concerns should speak to a uniformed police officer. A large police cordon is in place so please avoid the area as best you can.

“I would urge people not to speculate about the incident but if you have any information please contact Thames Valley Police via their website.”

It has been alleged that the incident was between two disgruntled neighbours, and that the police spoke to the people involved in Friday’s incident roughly a day before the shooting.

Those living along the street confirmed that they heard ‘shouting’ during the week between the two, and that the incident on May 10 had ‘shocked’ a lot of residents.