Murder investigation after the pensioner's death in the market town of Dorset

The pensioner dies after a "serious attack" at home in a quiet suburban street – when the 36-year-old man "who was known to the victim" is arrested on suspicion of murder

  • The police were called to a semi-detached house in Sherborne, Dorset yesterday
  • A man in the 70s was flown to the hospital, but later died of his injuries
  • Murder detectives arrested a 36-year-old man who is questioned

After the death of a pensioner on a suburban street in a market town in Dorset, a murder investigation was initiated today.

Police were called to a semi-detached house in Sherborne last night after reports of a serious attack.

They found the victim, a local aged 70, with serious injuries. He was flown to the hospital in an ambulance, but later died.

A 36-year-old man from the city was arrested on suspicion of murder and is questioned.

Police forensic officers work in a house in Sherborne where a man was fatally injured

It is believed that the victim and the alleged attacker are known to each other. The incident happened around 5:10 p.m. yesterday.

The police cordoned off the house, which was built in the 1970s, for £ 250,000 while conducting its investigation.

The neighbors have expressed their shock at the incident in a normally quiet community.

Chris Wigmore said: “I live about 50 meters from the house. There were many police activities, ambulances and paramedics.

“A lot of people were watching at the time, and the police today put a barrier around the house. It’s very shocking. & # 39;

Margaret Hunt added, "I'm absolutely done with it."

The police believe that the victim and his alleged attacker were known to each other

The police believe that the victim and his alleged attacker were known to each other

Detective Superintendent Gavin Dudfield of the Major Crime Investigation Team of the Dorset Police said: “The Dorset Police have launched a murder investigation and will investigate to determine the full circumstances of the incident.

“A barrier was placed around an address in Ridgeway, Sherborne, while crime scene investigators are investigating the scene.

Residents will see officers doing house-to-house investigations. However, if anyone has information about the incident, I would ask them to contact the Dorset Police Department.

"Officials from the local neighborhood police team will be deploying high-visibility patrols in the region in the coming days to provide security to the community and can be contacted if concerns arise."