High Wycombe: Police arrest suspect after man in his 50s found dead in the street

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found unresponsive and surrounded by a group of males on a street in High Wycombe.

A man is in custody on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident, which saw police find the victim, aged in his 50s, "on the floor" in Micklefield Road at about 12.20am on Saturday.

The man was surrounded by a group of males who fled the scene as police arrived, the force said.

He was found to be not breathing and officers, joined a few minutes later by an ambulance crew, gave him CPR but he was later declared dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed, but his identity and cause of death are yet to be confirmed.

A large cordon is in place at the scene where the victim was found.

Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Ailsa Kent said: "Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation after the victim, a man in his 50s, 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.

"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 dashcam, CCTV, mobile phone or doorbell camera, please retain this footage and contact the police."

DS Kent added: "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."

People can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or visiting its website, quoting reference number 59 (31/7). Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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