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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Ted Hennessey

Man remanded in custody following Cambridgeshire shooting deaths

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A 66-year-old man has been remanded in custody accused of the murders of a father and son shot dead in two villages six miles apart in Cambridgeshire.

The bodies of Gary and Joshua Dunmore were discovered at properties in The Row, Sutton, and Meridian Close, Bluntisham, on Wednesday.

Stephen Alderton, of no fixed abode, is charged with two counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm.

Alderton, wearing a grey prison tracksuit, confirmed his name, age and address at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, before being remanded in custody.

No pleas were entered and the case was sent to Cambridge Crown Court, where a hearing will take place on Monday.

The victims’ family have paid tribute to the “devoted” father and son in a statement released via Cambridgeshire Constabulary on Friday.

They 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.”

A floral tribute to Gary Dunmore left outside his home in The Row, Sutton, said: “To my dear neighbour Gary.

“A man who loved his family dearly, a dear friend to all, so helpful and kind and was always around as a friend and my little odd job man.

“I’m going to miss you.”

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

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