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Murder inquiry under way after cyclist chased by four men in Slough

The Guardian logo The Guardian 03/10/2022 Jamie Grierson
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A murder investigation has been launched after a 21-year-old cyclist was set upon and killed by four men after he collided with the car in which they were travelling in Slough.

Thames Valley police have established that after the man collided with the car, believed to be a black Volkswagen Golf, in Earls Lane, four men exited the vehicle and chased him into Waterman Court where he was fatally attacked.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene after receiving a call at about 8.50pm on Sunday, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 9.45pm.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, Thames Valley police said.

Senior investigating officer, DCI Andy Howard, of the major crime unit at Thames Valley police, said: “This is a tragic and shocking incident, which has resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man.

“Details at this very early stage are limited, including descriptions of the offenders.

“It is therefore incredibly important that we hear from anyone who witnessed any part of this incident. If you saw the offence itself, or if you saw a black VW Golf driving in the area prior to or after the incident, please get in touch.

“The vehicle may well have damage as a result of the collision. We would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has dash-cam, CCTV or doorbell footage which could be relevant.

“Our officers are at the scene and will remain so while our investigation continues. I appreciate that a serious incident such as this may create a lot of concern in the community, but a detailed and thorough investigation is underway and at this time there is no indication that there is any wider risk to the public. If any members of the local community do have concerns please speak to one of our officers at the scene.”

The suspected murder came after police found the bodies of two men in a park in Slough on Saturday in an unrelated incident.

Officers were called to Baylis Park at around 4.40pm on Saturday, where they discovered the body of a 65-year-old man.

Shortly after 8am on Sunday, the body of another man, believed to have been in his 40s, was found by another member of the public nearby.

The force is treating the deaths as sudden and unexplained, but not suspicious.


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