Millionaire dead in double shooting named
Forensic examinations were under way today at the scene of a double shooting which left a millionaire businessman dead and his partner in hospital.
Locals in the Staffordshire village of Brewood named the couple as former steel firm owner Howard Worthington and 47-year-old Julie Rees.
Ms Rees, who sustained two gunshot wounds, was taken to hospital from a property in Hyde Mill Lane at around 7.10pm yesterday.
An hour later, police discovered the body of Mr Worthington in a field bordering the house.
A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police confirmed a firearm was recovered from the scene and that detectives were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
The spokeswoman said: "The scene in and around Hyde Mill Lane in Brewood remains cordoned off for forensic examination by Staffordshire Police scientific support experts.
"House-to-house inquiries are being conducted in the area.
"The 47-year-old woman remains in the University Hospital of North Staffordshire receiving treatment for gunshot wounds.
"Her injuries are described as not life-threatening."
Mr Worthington, who is thought to have been aged 52, made his fortune when he sold Wolverhampton-based EWS Manufacturing in a multi-million pound deal in the mid 1990s.
The firm produces aluminium and steel tubing.
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