Officers investigating the death of a man aged in his twenties in Aylesbury on Wednesday (28/10) have made three further arrests in connection with the incident, bringing the total number of arrests to nine.
The men are all from Buckinghamshire and have been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
They remain in police custody at this time, along with two others, also from Buckinghamshire, who were both arrested on Thursday (29/10) and for whom a warrant of further detention has been granted.
Four other men who were previously arrested have now been released on conditional police bail while investigations continue.
The arrests are in connection with an incident in Lembrook Walk, Aylesbury, on Wednesday (28/10) when officers were called to reports of a large fight taking place.
Two men were taken to hospital, where sadly, one died of his injuries.
The other victim suffered less serious injuries and has since been discharged.
Formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place and the result of the Home Office post-mortem examination conducted on Friday (30/10) is pending further medical opinion.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “We have now made a total of nine arrests in connection with this investigation and are making significant progress in our inquiries.
“Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who has died, and I would like to express my thanks to them for their patience, dignity and understanding while we investigate this incident.
“Our investigation continues at pace, and I would also like to thank the local community for their understanding, and also those who have come forward with information so far.
“We believe that the victim and offenders were known to each other, and I can re-assure the public that we do not believe there is any wider threat in the local community.
“However, I would urge anybody who has information that can assist this investigation who has not yet come forward to please do so, however insignificant you may feel your information may be.
“You can contact us by calling the 24-hour number 101, quoting reference 43200348281, or make a report online.
“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”