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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Sixth man arrested in murder investigation released

Guy Hedger Credit: Dorset Police

A sixth man arrested in connection with the murder of Guy Hedger in Dorset has been released under investigation.

A 39 year old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary yesterday.

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

Searches at an address in the West Howe area are continuing.

Kevin Downton, who is 40 and from Winterborne Stickland near Blandford, 41-year-old Jason Baccus and 44-year-old Scott Keeping, both of Verney Close in Bournemouth, are all charged with murder.

All three men will appear at Winchester Crown Court in July 2017.

A 40-year-old Bournemouth woman and a 45-year-old man from Poole, previously arrested in relation to the incident, have also been released under investigation.

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