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A man has admitted shooting dead a father and son at their homes in two Cambridgeshire villages.

Stephen Alderton, 67, of no fixed abode, shot Joshua Dunmore, 32, twice in the hallway of his home in Meridian Close, Bluntisham, at 9.09pm on 29 March.

Thirty-one minutes later, Alderton shot Gary Dunmore, 57, three times in the hallway of his home in The Row, Sutton, near Ely.

Gary Dunmore, 57, of The Row, Sutton, and Joshua Dunmore, 32, of Meridian Close, Bluntisham, were shot at their homes on Wednesday evening.

Gary Dunmore, 57, (left) of The Row, Sutton, and Joshua Dunmore, 32, of Meridian Close, Bluntisham, were shot dead at their homes

Alderton drove off in his campervan but was arrested at about 1.30am the following day on the M5 near Worcester.

Alderton was interviewed by police but did not answer any questions and was charged with two counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm.

Today he admitted the murder charges at Cambridge Crown Court. He denied the firearms offence, which has been ordered to lie on file.

Aerial – Private Ambulance and Scene , Meridian Close, Bluntisham Thursday 30 March 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

DCI Katie Dounias, from the major crime unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Gary and Josh at this difficult time.”

Alderton is due to be sentenced on 20 October.

 

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