Man, 35, dies after ‘altercation with group of men’ as murder probe launched

A murder investigation has been launched after a 35-year-old man died following an ‘altercation’ with a group of men.

Police said that officers were called on Sunday at about 1.10pm after reports of an altercation involving a group of men in Burnham, Buckinghamshire.

Not long after, police said, the victim, a 35-year-old man who has not been named, collapsed.

Officers and paramedics rushed to the scene and performed CPR on the man but he was later sadly pronounced dead.

His next of kin has been informed.

No arrests have yet been made, and officers are urging members of the public to come forward if they have any information which could help the investigation.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said the probe was in its early stage.

He said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation, and we are working to establish the circumstances of exactly what has happened.

“Therefore, details at this stage are fairly limited. However, if you were in the area at the time and witnessed this altercation, or if you have any other details which you think could be useful to us, please get in touch.

“I appreciate that this incident could cause a great deal of concern in the community, but I would like to take this opportunity to reassure people that firstly we have launched a thorough investigation to identify those responsible, and secondly that we do not believe there is any threat to the wider public.

“People will see an increased police presence in the area while we carry out our investigation. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach our officers.”

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