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Police launch murder investigation after woman’s body is found in Marlow

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A murder investigation has been launched by Thames Valley Police following the discovery of woman’s body at a property in Ragmans Lane, Marlow.

At just after 6.30am on Wednesday 6th July 2016 police officers were called to a property in Ragmans Lane. When officers arrived they were confronted by a man who then assaulted a police officer.

The injured police officer was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital but has since been discharged.

Police found a woman was found at the scene and she was sadly pronounced dead. Her next of kin are yet to be informed and a date for a post mortem is yet to be confirmed.

Police have put in place a scenewatch at the property as well as at nearby woods. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Senior investigating officer, Det Supt Chris Ward of the Major Crime Unit said: ‘We are in the process of investigating the incident and a murder investigation has been launched.

We have also arrested a man in connection with this incident, and he has been taken into police custody.

I would like to appeal for anyone who thinks they might have any information about this incident to get in touch with us by calling the non-emergency number 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Deputy Commander for High Wycombe Local Policing Area, Ch Insp Rebecca Mears said: ‘I would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident.

Members of the public will see an increased police presence in the area and a number of roads have been closed while we conduct our enquiries.

I have this morning been to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where our injured officer was taken. He has since been discharged from hospital.

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