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Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after death on dairy farm

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 25-year-old man on a dairy farm in Dorset.

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Hanford Farm, near Child Okeford IMAGE: Google Maps
Hanford Farm, near Child Okeford IMAGE: Google Maps
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Officers from Dorset Police were called to Hanford Farm, near Child Okeford, at 8.25pm on Friday, September 28, following reports a 25-year-old man had sustained serious injuries.

 

Paramedics were called to the scene but the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 9.47pm.

 

Two Shaftesbury men, aged 25 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

 

They were subsequently re-arrested on suspicion of murder and are assisting officers with their enquiries.


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The three men involved were all known to each other.

 

An investigation into the death has been launched by Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team.

 

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of MCIT, said: “We are carrying out a detailed investigation to establish the full circumstances of the death.

 

 

“This incident occurred in a relatively remote location but I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything or who has any information that can assist our investigation to contact us.”

 

A cordon has been put in place around the scene of the incident as officers continue their enquiries.

 

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