Man to appear in court charged with murders of father and son in Cambridgeshire

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

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

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

Joshua Dunmore
Joshua Dunmore (Cambridgeshire Police/PA)

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.”

Gary Dunmore
Gary Dunmore (Cambridgeshire Police/PA)

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

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