A man has now been charged with the murder of a former police officer.

Clive Porter, 63, from Tring, served as an officer in the Meriden and Garston area at some point in the 80s as part of his 30-year career with Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Mr Porter was found with serious injuries on a towpath near the Grand Union Canal in Aylesbury on April 26 and died at the scene despite the efforts of emergency services.

Now Daniel Wisniewski, aged 34, has been charged with murder and since appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court yesterday (May 3).

A woman, 41, who was previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice has been released on bail.

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

After his career in Hertfordshire Constabulary, Mr Porter joined the Canal and River Trust as a charity worker.

Mr Porter’s family has since issued a public statement. They said: “Clive Porter was a much-loved husband, dad and grandad.

“He 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.”