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Man charged with the murder of one of Britain’s richest people

Sir Richard Sutton

A 34-year-old man has been charged with the murder of one of Britain’s richest people.

Multi-millionaire Sir Richard Sutton, 83, was found dead at his home near Gillingham, Dorset.


A woman in her 60s was also injured in an attack.

She is in hospital in a “critical condition”.

It’s believed both victims were stabbed.

Thomas Schreiber, from Gillingham, has been charged with murder, attempted murder and dangerous driving.

He is said to be known to the victims.

He is due before magistrates in Poole on Monday April 12th.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said:

“Our thoughts remain with the victims’ family and all of those affected by this terrible incident.

“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 was the 435th wealthiest person in Britain, according to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2020.

The hotelier and entrepreneur had an estimated fortune of £301 million.


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