• Sir Richard Lexington Sutton was reportedly stabbed to death at his Dorset country house.

  • The hotel owner has been listed as one of the richest men in Britain.

  • According to the Dorset Police Department, Sutton was believed to have known his attacker.

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Sir Richard Lexington Sutton, one of the richest men in Britain, was found stabbed to death Wednesday night local newspaper Dorset Echo.

Dorset Police opened a murder investigation Wednesday after finding the 83-year-old baronet on his estate. This is evident from several media reports, including BBC News. According to the local newspaper, the police were called by an affected member of the local public.

Sutton was pronounced dead at the scene from the stab wounds and an unidentified woman in her sixties who is believed to be his wife was flown to a local hospital. The police reported She remains in critical condition.

Police tracked a vehicle believed to be linked to the crime scene and arrested an unidentified 34-year-old man whom authorities suspect may be linked to the incident Press release. Police said the suspect was known to the Sutton family.

Sutton was a well-known hotel owner known for his five-star hotels on Park Lane and Piccadilly in London.

The hotelier is considered one of the richest men in the country The Sunday Times Rich List. His net worth was estimated at approximately $ 400 million, and he placed # 435 on the country’s 1,000 Richest People, ranking above Mick Jagger and George Clooney.

Sutton was the 9th baronet in the Sutton family and responsible for 7,000 acres across the country, according to the Dorset Echo.

A spokesman for hotel chain Sir Richard Sutton Limited said the Sutton publication was deeply missed.

“Sir Richard was passionate about both his company and his employees and set the highest and highest quality standards in the areas of hotels, agriculture and real estate within the group,” said the spokesman. “His loss will be felt by everyone in the company, those who have worked with him and his family who have lost an incredible person. Our thoughts go with the Sutton family at this tragic time. “

The Dorset Police Department and Sir Richard Sutton Limited did not respond to a request for comment from Insider.

Read the full story at the Dorset Echo.

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