Major Investigation Launched Into Leighton Buzzard Death

3 August 2016, 07:14 | Updated: 3 August 2016, 07:16

Bedfordshire Police has launched an investigation following the death of a man near Leighton Buzzard on Tuesday night (2 August).

Detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit are following a number of enquiries to establish the circumstances of the man's death.

Officers were called at 10.31pm to reports of an incident at Toddbury Farm in Slapton Road, Little Billington. The ambulance service attended and transported a man from near the site to hospital, but despite efforts the man was sadly pronounced dead.

The man has not been formally identified but next of kin have been informed and are being supported by police.

One man and one woman have been arrested and are currently being questioned in police custody in connection with the incident.

A section of the A5 at its junction with the A4146, near McDonald's, was closed while investigations were carried out, and disruption may still be possible in the area.

Detective Inspector Jerry Waite from the Major Crime Unit said: "We are carrying out a number of enquiries in relation to this investigation and are working to establish the circumstances surrounding this man's death.

"We are working alongside our Bedfordshire colleagues and partners to ensure that those responsible are identified and brought to justice.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information which may assist our enquiries to please call 101 to speak to an officer, quoting Operation Castor.

"Scene guards will remain in place at Toddbury Farm and the A5 and we will have an increased police presence in the area in order to provide reassurance. If anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach an officer."