Two men have been charged with the murder of Guy Hedger in East Dorset.
He was shot dead by intruders at his home in Castlewood in Ringwood, in the early hours of Sunday 30th April.
41 year old Jason Baccus and 44 year old Scott Keeping, both of Verney Close in Bournemouth, were this afternoon charged with murder and aggravated burglary.
It is believed jewellery, including designer watches, were stolen from the address.
A second occupant in the house at the time – who was the victim’s partner – is being supported by specially-trained officers.
The family of murder victim Guy Hedger paid tribute to "a caring and compassionate man" who lived life to the full.
The post-mortem examination found he died as a consequence of gunshot wounds.
Both men are due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Saturday 6 May 2017.
A 40-year-old Bournemouth woman and a 40-year-old man from the Blandford area continue to be questioned by detectives.
“There will continue to be a heightened police presence in the area while enquiries take place and our local policing team is there for residents, should they have any concerns. A cordon remains in place at the address while crime scene investigators examine the scene."
Colleagues have spoken of their shock at the death of 61 year old Guy Hedger, who was shot dead by intruders at his home in East Dorset.
Police are continuing to hunt intruders who shot dead a 61-year-old businessman at his house in Ringwood. He's been named as Guy Hedger
Streets around a Dorset cul-de-sac have been cordoned off by police investigating the shooting dead of a householder by armed intruders.