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Sir Richard Sutton death: Thomas Schreiber charged with murder

A man aged 34 has been charged with the murder of hotelier and landowner Sir Richard Sutton.

Thomas Schreiber, from the Gillingham area of Dorset, has also been charged with attempted murder and dangerous driving. He is due before magistrates in Poole tomorrow (Monday.)

Sir Richard Sutton (45982357)
Sir Richard Sutton (45982357)

Sir Richard, whose company is based on the Benham estate in Newbury, died on Wednesday during an incident at a property in Dorset.

A woman in her 60s, thought to be Sir Richard's wife, was seriously injured in the incident and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol where she remains in a critical condition.

It is believed Sir Richard and his wife were both stabbed.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police, said: "Following a detailed investigation we have consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service.

"As a result, Dorset Police have been authorised to formally charge Thomas Schreiber with the murder of Sir Richard, attempted murder of the injured woman and dangerous driving."

Sir Richard had an extensive property and farming portfolio, including the 6,500 Benham estate and the Stainton estate in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

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