Guy Hedger murder: Two men charged over killing of Dorset businessman

A 40-year-old Bournemouth woman and a 40-year-old man from the Blandford area are still being questioned by detectives

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Police have charged two men over the death of Dorset businessman Guy Hedger, who was shot and killed in his home.

The 61-year-old died in the early hours of 30 April after at least two intruders entered his £1 million home.

Jason Baccus, 41, and Scott Keeping, 44, both of Verney Close, Bournemouth, have been charged with murder and aggravated burglary, Dorset Police said. 

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A Police search dog on David's Lane in St Ives, Ringwood, near to where Guy Hedger was gunned down by intruders (PA)

Both men will appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Connolly said: "Even though two men have been charged, Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, head of the major crime team, continues to lead the investigation and any witnesses who are yet to speak with officers are asked to contact Dorset Police.

"There will continue to be a heightened police presence in the area while enquiries take place and our local policing team is there for residents, should they have any concerns."

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Mr Hedger's family paid tribute and said: 'Guy was a caring and compassionate partner, son, brother and uncle who lived life to its full and enriched the lives of all those who knew him.' (PA)

Police said a 40-year-old Bournemouth woman and a 40-year-old man from the Blandford area were still being questioned by detectives.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Hedger died as a consequence of gunshot wounds, the force said.

The alarm was raised at 3.03am on April 30 when police received a call reporting Mr Hedger had been shot with a shotgun.

The insurance executive was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital.