Murder investigation after businessman is shot dead

A murder investigation has been launched after a businessman was shot during a botched burglary at his £1 million home. Guy Hedger, 61, was gunned down at his house in the East Dorset village of St Ives.

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Three arrests in connection with murder of Dorset businessman

Guy Hedger was shot dead by intruders in his Castlewood home Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives have arrested two men and one woman in connection with the murder of an East Dorset businessman.

Guy Hedger was shot dead by intruders at his home in Castlewood in Ringwood, in the early hours of Sunday 30th April .

The arrests were made yesterday [Tuesday 2nd May] in the Bournemouth area.

A 41-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and aggravated burglary. A 44-year-old Bournemouth man and a 40-year-old Bournemouth woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

All three people are currently being questioned by detectives.

Officers are continuing to search properties in Winterborne Stickland near Blandford and in Verney Close in West Howe in Bournemouth.

Dorset Police is appealling for anyone with information to contact them on 101 or by emailing, quoting incident number 30:53.

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