Family pay tribute to 'much loved husband' murdered in Aylesbury

Clive Porter, 63

The family of a man killed in Aylesbury has described him as a 'much loved husband, dad and grandad.'

Clive Porter, 63, was found on the Grand Union Canal near Broughton at about 12.20pm on Monday (26 April) where he had been assaulted.

The former Hertfordshire Constabulary officer was left with serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

His family continue to be supported by Family Liaison Officers.

The village of Broughton is a few miles east of Aylesbury.

In a statement released by Thames Valley Police, his family said: “Clive Porter was a quiet calm and caring person, who served the community as a police officer for over 30 years before joining the Canal and River Trust. 

"He was loved and respected by all who met him.

“Clive had a passion for working outdoors and meeting people. He believed in caring for people and the environment through the principle of policing by the people for the people.

“The family would like to thank the hard working investigation team at Thames Valley Police and also the family liaisons DC James Armitage and DC Lynda Stearman for their hard work and support.

“The family have also been overwhelmed by all the support and messages of condolence they have received from friends, family and the wider community.”

Members of Clive Porter’s family have requested for their privacy to be respected and therefore do not wish to speak to the media at this difficult time.

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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."

Detectives are continuing their appeal for anyone with information to contact the force by calling 101, or visiting our website, quoting investigation reference number 845 (26/4).

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.