A 29-year-old man has been found guilty of murder following the deaths of two Essex men on a travellers’ site in Suffolk.
On 15 March 2011 police were called to Willow Park in Beck Row after reports of gunshots. This was followed by reports of a fire on the authorised travellers’ site.
Officers found a car on fire at the entrance to the site and a man dead on the ground. A second man was found dead in the car. Both men had been shot.
The deceased men were 29-year-old David Castell and 20-year-old Shane Hill, both from Southend. Post-mortem examination results showed that they died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Following the incident police arrested and charged Christopher Line, a 29-year-old man from Beck Row, with two counts of murder. Today he was found guilty of both charges at Ipswich Crown Court and sentenced to life imprisonment with a 35-year minimum sentence.