Man who was killed by canal in Aylesbury is formally identified and named

Thames Valley Police Major Crime officers investigating the death of a man in Aylesbury on Monday have confirmed his identity.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:32 pm

The force attended a report of an assault on the Grand Union Canal near Broughton in Aylesbury at around 12.20pm. On attendance, a man was found with serious injuries.

He tragically died at the scene despite efforts of officers and paramedics.

FAMILY PAYS TRIBUTE: Read the full story hereFollowing a formal identification procedure today (29/4), the victim has been identified as Clive Porter, aged 63, from Tring, Hertfordshire.

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Additionally, a Home Office post mortem was carried out on Wednesday (28/4), and the cause of death is currently pending.

Two arrests have been made in connection with this investigation.

A 34-year-old man of no fixed abode has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 41-year-old woman from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

The woman has been released on police bail until 24 May, whilst the man is in the custody of officers receiving hospital treatment.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood, of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit said: “Officers are continuing with this investigation into the death of Mr Porter, and we have made two arrests in connection with it.

“I’d like to offer reassurance to the community that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this offence.

“However we would continue to ask that anyone who can provide information in relation to this investigation contacts us. I would specifically like to appeal to anyone that was using the canal towpath near Broughton crossing between 12pm and 12.30pm on Monday (26/4) and may have information to contact us urgently. We believe that anyone there between those times could be vital witnesses.

“You can do this be calling 101, and quoting reference 845 (26/4).

“You can also report 100% anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“I would like to extend the force’s thoughts and sympathies with the family and close friends of Mr Porter, and request that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.”