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Milton Keynes strangled man named as John Sampford

Spoonley Wood, Milton Keynes
Image caption John Sampford's body was found at an address in Bancroft Park

A man who was found dead at a house in Milton Keynes has been identified as 83-year-old John Sampford, police said.

Mr Sampford's body was found by police in Spoonley Wood, Bancroft Park, at about 06:30 BST on Friday. Post-mortem tests revealed he had been strangled.

His wife, Sheila Sampford, 75, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and bailed until 2 August.

A police spokesman said they were now trying to "establish the exact circumstances around the death".

Det Ch Insp Vince Grey said: "We are now consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service as to how this case should be carried forward."

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