SIR Richard Sutton’s stepson has been charged with murder after the millionaire hotelier was stabbed to death at his home in Dorset.
Police confirmed within the early hours of the morning that Thomas Schreiber, 34, will seem in court docket in connection to the murder investigation.
Thomas Schreiber has been charged with murder
Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, 83, was attacked inside his £2million home in Dorset
He was detained by armed police on Wednesday night time in Chiswick, West London, after the 83-year-old was killed at his north Dorset home.
Schreiber’s mum and Sir Sutton’s spouse Anne Schreiber, 65, additionally suffered knife wounds and was left in a “vital” situation in hospital.
Three hours after the surprising killing in Dorset, police dramatically stopped Schreiber’s Range Rover in Hammersmith, west London, after monitoring it throughout 5 counties.
They used a “laborious cease” approach and swung in entrance of the car – forcing it to brake instantly.
The 34-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder and police later confirmed he was identified to the sufferer.
He has now been charged with murder, tried murder and harmful driving in connection to the probe.
Police swooped to arrest the stepson on Chiswick High Road on Wednesday night time
Dorset Police stated: “A person has been charged and is due to seem in court docket in connection with a murder investigation in North Dorset.
“Dorset Police obtained a report at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 elevating concern for the welfare of the occupants of an tackle in Higher Langham close to Gillingham.
“Officers attended the tackle and located a person aged in his 80s and a lady aged in her 60s, each with critical accidents. It is believed each had sustained stab wounds.
“The ambulance service additionally attended. Very sadly, the injured man was pronounced lifeless at the scene at round 9.15pm.
“An preliminary autopsy examination that was performed on Friday 9 April 2021 indicated that the reason for death was stab wounds to his chest.
“The sufferer has now been formally recognized as Sir Richard Sutton.
“The injured lady was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, the place she stays in a vital situation.
“The household of the victims are persevering with to be saved totally up to date by members of the investigation group.
“Following enquiries, a person was arrested on suspicion of murder within the Hammersmith space of London on the night of Wednesday 7 April 2021.
“He was taken to hospital for therapy to accidents that weren’t believed to be life-threatening and was subsequently taken into police custody on his launch from hospital.
Cops rushed to Sir Richard’s home in Higher Langham, close to Gillingham, Dorset, after the deadly stabbing
“Thomas Schreiber, aged 34 and from the Gillingham space, has now been charged with murder, tried murder and harmful driving and is due to seem at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Monday 12 April 2021.”
Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), stated: “Our ideas stay with the victims’ household and all of these affected by this horrible incident.
“Following an in depth investigation, we’ve consulted with the Crown Prosecution Service.
“As a end result, Dorset Police have been authorised to formally cost Thomas Schreiber with the murder of Sir Richard, tried murder of the injured lady and harmful driving.
“It is necessary to stress that it might be completely inappropriate for Dorset Police to remark additional forward of the trial.
“It is very important that the prison justice system is allowed to comply with its course.
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“I would love to remind the general public that this matter is now the topic of energetic court docket proceedings and the person charged in connection with this investigation has a proper to a good trial.
“It is necessary that there ought to be no commentary or sharing of knowledge on-line or on social media that might probably prejudice these proceedings.”