Aylesbury River and Canal Trust pay tribute to 'tragic loss' of team member who was murdered on Tuesday

The River and Canal Trust have identified the person who was murdered as one of their team.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 5:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 6:00 am

River and Canal Trust chief executive Richard Parry has released a message about an incident that took place on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal on Monday 26 April where a man was sadly killed.

“Sadly, one of our team died yesterday on the Grand Union Canal towpath in Aylesbury, in an incident which is the subject of a police murder investigation. This tragic loss is deeply distressing for us all. We are sharing the police’s appeal urging anyone with information about the incident, no matter how insignificant, to come forward and assist the investigation.

“I am sure you will join me in offering our thoughts and sincerest condolences to our colleague’s family and all those who worked with him.”

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The River and Canal Trust have paid tribute to their colleague

Thames Valley Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with any information to contact the force by calling 101 or visiting their website quoting investigation reference 845 (26/4).

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a canal worker who died following an assault on a towpath in Buckinghamshire.

You can read about that here.Police said they found the man with serious injuries after being called to the Grand Union Canal, near Broughton in Aylesbury, at 12:20 BST on Monday.

A 34-year-old was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Canal and River Trust said the victim was a member of its team and was on duty at the time of the incident.