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Man died after 'sustained attack'

Reginald John Baker
Reginald Baker was found dead at his home (Photo taken 10 years ago)

The post mortem examination results on a pensioner who was murdered at his home in Wiltshire have been revealed.

Police say that 75-year-old Reginald Baker, known as John, died as a result of "multiple blunt force injuries" following a sustained attack.

Officers discovered Mr Baker's body when they were called to his bungalow in Beech Grange, Landford, near Salisbury, on 5 September.

Five men are being held by police in connection with Mr Baker's death.

'Crime gangs'

Det Supt Steve Fulcher, of Wiltshire police, said: "This tragedy is a case of a sustained attack on Reginald Baker who was a frail and elderly man in poor health.

"We know that crimes where the elderly and vulnerable are targeted are committed throughout the country by organised crime gangs who pass information to one another, and that they move quickly around whole regions."

He added that a total of eight men had been arrested and that, of those, three have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Police were granted more time on Monday, 8 September to question the remaining five men in connection with the death.




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