Bourne End murder victim after three bodies were found in a ‘targeted attacks’


Thames Valley Police opened a murder investigation after Susan Farance and Jeffrey Farance were found dead in Bourne End sheltered accommodation.

After a tragic accident, a couple was found dead. “targeted attack”A man and a woman were pictured in a shelter.

Police launched a murder investigation into Susan Farance and Jeffrey Farance after they both died in Bourne End in Buckinghamshire on Tuesday night.

A third man, in his 50s, was also found. He was also known by the couple.

The detectives state that they are not seeking any other person in connection to the deaths.

Thames Valley Police stated in a statement that the Major Crime Unit had launched a murder investigation after an incident at Bourne End.

“At around 9.55pm (on Tuesday), officers attended an address in Spring Gardens following reports of a disturbance.

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“Inside, officers found three people deceased and evidence to suggest a serious assault had occurred.

“The deceased are a man and a woman, both in their 60s and from Bourne End, and a man in his 50s from Hazlemere, Bucks. All known to each other.”

Yesterday witnesses told how at least six armed police officers were seen running down an alleyway beside the flats and battered down a gate before smashing their way into the community building in the riverside village.

One resident living within the Orchard House complex and who wished to remain unnamed, said: “I woke up to armed officers with guns, going bang bang bang and I saw forensic science officers later. “

Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of three people deceased within the property.

“The next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, our thoughts remain with them at this most difficult time.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are dealing with a very complex inquiry, which appears a targeted attack.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“We would ask anyone who may have heard a disturbance or who may have seen anyone or anything unusual in or around Orchard House or Spring Gardens between 5pm and 10pm yesterday to please come forward and call 101, quoting reference 2037 of 19/4/2022.”

Paul, who lives on the top floor of the block of flats opposite Orchard House, told Bucks Free Press: “I saw around half a dozen armed officers go down the alley and from the back entrance last night.

“My friend who’s visiting his mum at Orchard House said an hour ago he wasn’t allowed to leave.”

Police warned a crime scene would remain in place for a number of days and that the public would see an increased police presence in the area.

A spokesman for Red Kite said: “We are aware of an incident at one of our sheltered schemes, Orchard House in Bourne End.

“We are currently working with the police to help assist with their investigation.”

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