People in Wendover will see an increased police presence over the next few days after a murder investigation was launched in the village.
Officers were called to a property in Aylesbury Road at around 5.25pm after reports of an assault within a property. A 77-year-old man died at the scene after sustaining serious injuries.
A 36-year-old man from Aylesbury was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown said he wanted to give his condolences to the family and friends of the man who died.
He added: “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. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the local community for their co-operation and patience at this time.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or making a report online using the reference number 43210144403.
If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.