One of Britain’s richest men was found stabbed to death inside his mansion, valued at £ 2 million – approximately £ 15 million. Richard Lexington Sutton, 83, was reportedly the target of an attack on Wednesday night (7) at his residence in Dorset, England.
Three hours after the crime, police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of having committed the murder. A Range Rover vehicle, possibly linked to the homicide, was pursued by authorities for more than 100 miles (160 km) in four different counties until it was stopped in London.
According to the British website The Sun, the stabbed billionaire was found with fatal wounds and declared dead after the arrival of the police, who received a call from a witness concerned about the welfare of the mansion’s occupants.
One woman, according to Richard’s wife, Anne Schreiber, was also stabbed to death. She was referred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol and her condition was described as “critical”.
Meanwhile, the suspect of having committed the assault and killed the billionaire was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries. The Dorset Police Major Crime Investigation Team is still investigating the case.
According to the British tabloid Daily Mail, Richard owned the five-star Sheraton Grand hotel in London and the luxurious Athenaeum in Piccadilly. He was recently voted 435th on the British Sunday Times list of rich men.
The owner of a massive £ 301 million fortune – about R $ 2.2 billion – owned several lands, and was divorced from his first wife, Italian Fiamma Sutton. He leaves five grandchildren and sons David, 61, and Caroline, 55.