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Man held over Guy Hedger murder inquiry released

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5:13pm 19th May 2017

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

Yesterday, Thursday 18 May 2017, a 39-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

Searches continue to be made in relation to this investigation at an address in the West Howe area.

Guy was killed in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 30 April 2017 in his home in Castlewood in Ringwood. The post-mortem examination found he died as a consequence of gunshot wounds.

A murder investigation was launched and is being led by Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).

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 are next appearing at Winchester Crown Court in July 2017.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170062746. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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