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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Fourth murder arrest as man hands himself to police

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Dorset businessman.

Police say a man attended Bournemouth police station on Wednesday 3 May.

The 40 year-old, from the Blandford area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and aggravated burglary.

In total, four arrests have been made.

"Our enquiries still continue and our appeal still stands for anyone with information that could aid us to come forward. This is the case for anything relating to suspicious activity after 3am on Sunday 30 April 2017 in the Verney Close area of West Howe and in Winterborne Stickland as well as information about anyone acting unusually in Castlewood in the days or hours leading up to Guy Hedger being killed."

– Superintendent Kevin Connolly, of Dorset Police

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