A businessman shot dead shot dead during an apparent botched burglary has been named by police.
Guy Hedger, 61, was gunned down after discovering at least two intruders at his £1million home in East Dorset.
A murder investigation after the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The suspects gained access to the luxury home Mr Hedger reportedly shared with his husband, SimonPierre Hedger-Cooper, 48, and blasted him shortly after 3am.
Within 30 minutes a police helicopter started a search for the gunman and accomplice but they are still on the run.
“One of the occupants – named by detectives as 61-year-old Guy Hedger – was shot,” a spokesman said.
“Officers attended the address and Guy was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.”