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Further charge in Guy Hedger murder investigation

Mr Hedger was shot with a shotgun Credit: Dorset Police

A woman re-arrested in connection with the Guy Hedger murder investigation has now been charged with assisting an offender.

Helen Cooper, also known as Helen Keeping, was previously arrested in May on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and had been released under investigation.

She is due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 26th July.

61 year old Guy Hedger was killed in the early hours of the morning on the 30th April this year at his home in Castlewood, Ringwood.

He was shot after intruders reportedly entered his home.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

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.

They will appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday 26th July.

A 39-year-old Bournemouth man and 45-year-old Poole man previously arrested in relation to the incident were released under investigation.