Dorset

Guy Hedger: Sixth person held over executive's shooting released

Guy Hedger Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Guy Hedger was at home with his husband when he was killed

A sixth person arrested over the death of a businessman who was shot dead at his home has been released under investigation.

Guy Hedger, 61, was killed in the early hours of 30 April in Ashley, near Ringwood.

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

Dorset Police said officers were continuing to search a property in the West Howe area of the town.

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Three men have already appeared at Winchester Crown Court accused of Mr Hedger's murder.

Kevin Downton, 40, of Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford, Jason Baccus, 41, and Scott Keeping, 44, both of Verney Close, Bournemouth, are due at Winchester Crown Court on 26 July to enter pleas.

A fourth man, aged 45 and from Poole, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and released under investigation.

A 40-year-old woman previously arrested has also been released under investigation, police said.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Hedger died as a result of gunshot wounds.

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