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A third man has been charged with murder in the case of missing man Geoffrey Reed. Lee Raymond Wareham, 32, of no fixed abode is due before Bournemouth Magistrates later.

Stuart Raymond Wareham, 25, of Bournemouth, and Benjamin Henry Walter, 21, of no fixed address, have already been charged.

Mr Reed, 57, has been missing since last Thursday.

Human remains have been found near Lychett Matravers but police have not confirmed if they are those of Mr Reed.

Breaking news: murder charges in Bournemouth

Geoffrey Reed has been missing since last Thursday Credit: Dorset Police

Two men have been charged with murder in the case of missing Geoffrey Reed.

Stuart Raymond Wareham, 25, of Bournemouth, and Benjamin Henry Walter, 21, of no fixed address, will appear before Bournemouth Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Police said a third man "remains in custody assising officers with their enquiries".

Mr Reed, 57, has been missing since last Thursday.

Human remains have been found near Lychett Matravers but police have not confirmed if they are those of Mr Reed.

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Murder inquiry launched after Police find human remains in Dorset

Geoffrey Reed
Geoffrey Reed has been missing since Thursday 7th June Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police officers searching for a missing man have launched a murder investigation after finding human remains near Lychett Matravers.

Geoffrey Reed aged 57, from Bournemouth was last seen on Thursday 7th June. Police have been appealing for information on his whereabouts.

On Tuesday forensic officers cordoned off houses and woodland close to Lytchett Matravers near Poole. Detectives say it is too early to say if the remains are those of Mr Reed.

Police search focuses on farm house

Geoffrey Reed
Fifty seven year-old Geoffrey Reed has not been since last Thursday. Credit: Dorset Police

Police hunting for a missing man in Dorset are focusing their search on an area of woodland and a farm house. Three people are being questioned in connection with the disappearance of Geoffrey Reed. Police are focusing their investigations on Lytchett Matravers near Bournemouth.

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