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Police launch murder investigation following death of man in Chalfont St Peter

| November 11, 2015


A murder investigation has been launched by Thames Valley Police following the death of a man in Chalfont St Peter on Monday 9th November 2015.

The death is believed to be linked to an incident that occurred in Market Place, Chalfont St Peter on Friday 6th November 2015.

At around 8.45pm on Friday 6th November 2015 a 69 year old man was walking home along Market Place and crossed the road on a zebra crossing in front of a car.

The driver of the vehicle stopped the car at the zebra crossing and an altercation took place between the driver and the victim.

The offender then got back into the car, believed to have been a white Skoda Yeti, and drove away towards Gerrards Cross.

The victim sustained a number of injuries and was taken to Wexham Park Hospital for treatment. He was discharged but died at his home in Lansdown Road on Monday 9th Novmeber 2015.

A 70 year old man from Gerrards Cross and a 43 year old man from Hillingdon were arrested on suspicion of murder on the morning of Wednesday 11th Novmeber 2015 and are both currently in police custody.

Thames Valley Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the assault or who has any information about the incident.

Det Chief Insp Simon Steel from Major Crime at Aylesbury police station said: ‘We are in the early stages of this investigation but one of our lines of enquiry at this stage is that the victim sustained injuries during an assault on Friday afternoon, which may have played some part in his death three days later.

I would urge anyone who saw the incident in Market Place, who has not already spoken to police, to contact us as soon as possible.

Officers are in Chalfont St Peter making enquiries today [Wednesday 11th Novmber 2015], and anyone who has any information, or who has any concerns, should speak to them or call 101.

Thank you to the residents of Chalfont St Peter for their assistance and patience during this distressing time.

If you don’t 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.

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