Police arrest murder suspect after officers on patrol found man dead in the street surrounded by gang who fled
- Police found a man on the ground surrounded by a group of males after midnight
- The victim was declared dead at the scene in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
- Thames Valley Police confirmed a man had been arrested on suspicion of murder
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 50s was found lying on the ground after a group of men fled the scene.
Officers arrived at the crime scene at 12.20am today in High Wycombe on the junction of Micklefield Road and Hicks Farm Rise.
Thames Valley Police said a group of men fled the scene as soon as officer arrived shortly after midnight.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a second man was found lying on the ground in High Wycombe shortly after midnight
The victim was declared dead at the scene despite the best efforts of police and paramedics
Thames Valley Police confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder as a result of the victim’s death
Officers quickly noticed the victim was not breathing and started CPR before a crew of paramedics attending the scene.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the police and paramedics, the victim was declared dead at the scene.
Detective Superintendent Ailsa Kent, senior investigating officer said: ‘Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation after the victim, a man in his fifties died in Micklefield Road at the junction with Hicks Farm Rise in the early hours of this morning.
‘Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this extremely difficult time. The family is being supported by Family Liaison Officers.
‘When the police officers discovered the victim, he was surrounded by a group of males, who fled the scene when the officers approached in their police vehicle with its blue lights illuminated.
‘We would urge any of the males who were at the scene to contact the police as soon as possible, as they may have vital information that can assist our investigation.
‘We have arrested one man on suspicion of murder. He is in police custody at this time.
‘I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Micklefield Road and Hicks Farm Rise in the early hours of this morning, who saw or heard anything to come forward. If you have any footage, whether dash-cam, CCTV, mobile phone or doorbell camera, please retain this footage and contact the police.
‘You can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or visiting our website, quoting reference number 59 (31/7).
‘Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.
‘There is a large cordon in place at the scene where the victim was found. As such, Micklefield Road, Hicks Farm Rise and a service road are currently closed. We apologise to residents for any inconvenience this may cause, but the area has been closed in order for us to carrying out vital examinations and enquiries.
‘I appreciate that the news of this murder will shock the community, but please be reassured that Thames Valley Police is conducting a thorough investigation to establish what happened. Anyone with any concerns can speak to our officers at the scene.
‘I thank the public for their understanding and support while we carry our investigation.’