Man charged with murders of father and son shot dead in Cambridgeshire

A man has been charged with the murders of a father and son who were shot dead in two villages six miles apart in Cambridgeshire.

Stephen Alderton, 66, of no fixed abode, faces two counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm. He will appear at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, police said.

He was arrested and charged after the shooting of Gary and Josh Dunmore at properties just miles apart in The Row, Sutton, and Meridian Close, Bluntisham, on Wednesday.

Josh was found in Bluntisham just after 9pm, while Gary was found in Sutton around 40 minutes later.

A 27-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman who were also arrested have been released without charge.

The family have now paid tribute to the father and son, saying the “devastation this has caused will never heal”.

The statement said: “Josh was a devoted father and a loving uncle. He was a wonderful son and brother and leaves behind an extensive group of family and friends. He will be deeply missed and the devastation this has caused will never heal.

“Gary was the most devoted son, brother, dad, and grandad, who gave everything for those he loved.

“He was a gentle and generous person who always put others before himself and he’ll be massively missed by his family and all those who knew and loved him. We ask for privacy to mourn this loss at this incredibly difficult time.”

Police said that post-mortem examinations will take place at Peterborough City Hospital on Monday.

More follows.

Floral tributes outside the home of Gary Dunmore, 57, who was shot dead in Sutton

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