Armed police “forcibly stopped” the car of a man suspected of killing Sir Richard Sutton, on Chiswick High Rd after the car was tracked over 100 miles from where the millionaire hotelier was killed. Sir Richard was stabbed to death at his home in Dorset.
An alleged killer fleeing Dorset Police was stopped by Met Police armed officers on Chiswick High Road in west-London last night following the murder of Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, aged 83 — stabbed to death in his home in #Gillingham, Dorset.
— London 999 Feed (@999London) April 8, 2021
Maureen Kane, whose home overlooks the spot where officers forced the ‘hard stop’ and arrested the 34 year old man, told Sky News she heard a crash and saw armed officers pull a man out of a car.
“I looked out of the window and saw about 20 police cars, they were swerving to block this car in, and there were police officers all around the car with what looked like machine guns pointed at it.
“I thought it was a scene from a movie at first…
“There were lights flashing and so much shouting – it was so noisy and chaotic.
“The police officers just kept shouting at him: ‘What’s your name? What’s your name?'”
She added that when police pulled the man out the car he was “covered in blood”.
“The police put him on a stretcher and covered him in a silver blanket.
“Then an air ambulance arrived, and the paramedics started treating him – they treated him for about 30 minutes before taking him away.”
Sir Richard and a woman, believed to be his wife, were attacked in Higher Langham, near Gillingham in Dorset. The 83-year-old hotelier was declared dead a short time later, while the woman, aged in her 60s, was airlifted to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital in a critical condition.
Six police forces were involved in tracking the arrested man’s car. Dorset Police has confirmed that the arrested man was taken to hospital for treatment adn that his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Sky is reporting that ‘According to detectives, the arrested man and the victims were known to each other’. Sir Richard owned the five-star Sheraton Grand and Athenaeum hotels on London’s Park Lane and, according to the Sunday Times, Sir Richard’s fortune is worth £301m, making him the 435th-wealthiest person in the country.
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