Arrests made in East Dorset murder investigation

03 May 2017
Enquiries and information from the public has led to the arrest of three people in relation to the murder investigation in East Dorset.

Guy Hedger 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.

Officers made the arrests on Tuesday 2 May 2017 in the Bournemouth area.

A 41-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and aggravated burglary. A 44-year-old Bournemouth man and a 40-year-old Bournemouth woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. All three people are currently being questioned by detectives.

Properties in Winterborne Stickland near Blandford and in Verney Close in West Howe in Bournemouth are also being searched for evidence in relation to the investigation.

Superintendent Kevin Connolly, of Dorset Police, said: “I would like to thank the public for coming forward with information. We are very grateful for all the public support we have received.

“We have worked tirelessly on this investigation which still continues even though arrests have been made.

“Our appeal still stands for anyone with information that could aid our investigation to come forward as any small detail may be important.

“In particular, we are interested in any suspicious activity after 3am on Sunday 30 April 2017 in the Verney Close area of West Howe and in Winterborne Stickland.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 30:53. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via

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