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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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A man's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on the A41 near Aylesbury.

Police officers and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a car fire in a layby on the A41 between Aylesbury and Aston Clinton just after 11.30pm on Monday.

When the emergency services arrived at the scene they found a Mercedes Sprinter van on fire. The driver of the van, a 47-year-old man, managed to escape the vehicle but was taken to hospital as a precaution. He did not sustain any serious injuries.

Thames Valley Police is treating the fire as arson and have this afternoon arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder. The 42-year-old man from Tring, Hertfordshire, is currently in police custody at this time.

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