Man arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner dies from serious injuries

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of an elderly man in Buckinghamshire, police say.

Thames Valley Police said officers rushed to an address in Aylesbury Road, Wendover, at around 5.25pm on Tuesday after reports of an assault within a property.

A 77-year-old man died at the scene after sustaining serious injuries, police said, adding that a 36-year-old man from Aylesbury was in custody.

Police say those involved in the incident were known to each other.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown of the Major Crime Team said: “Firstly, I would like to give my condolences to the family and friends of the man who has sadly died.

“We are currently in the very early stages of this investigation.

“The people involved were known to each other and an arrest has been made.

“There will be some disruption in the area over the next few days as the investigation continues.

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“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the local community for their co-operation and patience at this time.”

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and will be supported by specialist officers.