Suspicious death (inc. murder and manslaughter)
Investigation into death of woman at Bestival - further update12 September 2017
A man who was arrested in relation to the death of a woman at Bestival has been released under investigation. Officers at the event were alerted just before 1am on Monday 11 September 2017 to reports of a concern for welfare for a woman who had attended ...
UPDATE - Investigation into death of woman at Bestival12 September 2017
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the death of a woman at Bestival. Officers at the event were alerted just before 1amon Monday 11 September 2017 to reports of a concern for welfare of a woman who had attended thefestival at Lulwort...
Parts of a weapon found in Guy Hedger murder investigation04 September 2017
Detectives searching for the weapon involved in the alleged murder of Guy Hedger have recovered parts of a sawn-off shotgun in the Canford Magna area of Wimborne. Following police enquiries, searches were carried out from Friday 25 August to Monday 28 Au...
Guy Hedger murder investigation – searches for weapon in Bournemouth and Wimborne25 August 2017
Detectives investigating the alleged murder of Guy Hedger will be carrying out searches of the Slades Farm area of Bournemouth and the Canford Magna area of Wimborne in a bid to find the weapon involved. Following police enquiries, searches will be carri...
Man convicted of the manslaughter of Ryan Merna in Poole08 August 2017
A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Ryan Merna. Paul Robert Taylor, 50 and of no fixed abode, was convicted today, Tuesday 8 August 2017, following a 16-day trial at Winchester Crown Court. He was found guilty of manslaughter on the groun...
Guy Hedger murder investigation – search for weapon in West Parley27 July 2017
Detectives will be searching a river in West Parley in an effort to find a weapon believed to have been used in the killing of Guy Hedger. Today, Thursday 27 July 2017, officers from the marine section will be searching the river near New Road bridge. D...
Further charge in Guy Hedger murder investigation25 July 2017
A woman re-arrested in connection with the Guy Hedger murder investigation today, Tuesday 25 July, has now been charged with assisting an offender. Helen Cooper, also known as Helen Keeping, had previously been arrested on Tuesday 2 May 2017 on suspicion...
Update: Guy Hedger murder investigation25 July 2017
Detectives leading the Guy Hegder murder investigation have today, Tuesday 25 July 2017, re-arrested a woman. The 40-year-old of Poole has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and handling stolen goods and is currently assisting officers w...
Update to further arrest made in Guy Hedger murder investigation19 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. S...
Additional arrest made in Guy Hedger murder investigation in East Dorset18 May 2017
Detectives have today made another arrest in the Guy Hedger murder investigation. This morning, Thursday 18 May 2017, a 39-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and is currently assisting offi...
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