Sir Richard Sutton death: Suspect released from hospital

A man arrested on suspicion of murder, after one of the UK’s richest men was found stabbed to death, has been released from hospital.

Sir Richard Sutton, 83, died at his mansion near Gillingham, Dorset, on Wednesday night.

A woman, in her 60s and believed to be his wife, was also stabbed and remains in a critical condition.

Police arrested a 34-year-old man in London who was taken to hospital with injuries.

He was arrested after being stopped in a vehicle in Hammersmith.

Dorset Police said on Friday evening the arrested man, from Gillingham and who was known to the couple, had been released from hospital and was helping detectives with their inquiries.

Det Insp Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the man who sadly died and the injured woman, who will continue to be updated with developments.