Son, 36, is charged with murdering his father, 77, at £555,000 home

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Son, 36, is charged with murdering his father, 77, at the ‘wealthy’ ex-double glazing firm boss’s £555,000 home in leafy Buckinghamshire town

  • Courtney Bamford, 36, is accused of killing his 77-year-old father John Bamford 
  • John Bamford was a former businessman and was pronounced dead at scene 
  • Courtney Bamford is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 

A man has been charged with murdering his own father in Wendover, a leafy suburb on the edge of the Chilterns.

Courtney Bamford, aged 36, who was living in a hostel in Griffin Lane, Aylesbury, is accused of killing his 77-year-old father John Bamford at his £555,000 Buckinghamshire home.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the three-bedroomed semi-detached house at twenty past five in the afternoon following reports of an assault.

Courtney Bamford has been remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, April 10

Courtney Bamford has been remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, April 10

Police and ambulance crews were called to the three-bedroomed semi-detached house at twenty past five in the afternoon following reports of an assault

Police and ambulance crews were called to the three-bedroomed semi-detached house at twenty past five in the afternoon following reports of an assault

John Bamford, who had run a double glazing business, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Courtney Bamford has been remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, April 10.

A neighbour of Mr Bamford told MailOnline: ‘All hell broke loose. I counted seven police cars, two ambulances and the air ambulance.’

He said he believed Mr Bamford had suffered fatal wounds after being ‘slashed’ with a knife.

The neighbour added: ‘He had been here for over 15-years. He used to have a lot of flash cars – Mercedes and Ferraris.’

A neighbour at the scene, who did not want to named, said Mr Bamford’s dog had been taken to safety after the attack.

Other’s described the OAP as a quiet man who had lived in the street for almost 20 years.

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