Axminster land murder link search called off

FOLLOWING a tip-off, police investigating the murder of a millionaire and his family went to a field near Axminster. However, a police spokesman said the search, opposite Andrew Hayes Caravan Park, had been called off as the lead was unreliable.

FOLLOWING a tip-off, police investigating the murder of a millionaire and his family went to a field near Axminster.

However, a police spokesman said the search, opposite Andrew Hayes Caravan Park, had been called off as the lead was unreliable.

Officers congregated at the A35 in Axminster after they were led to believe there was a connection to the site and the murder of Amarjit Chohan and his family in 2003.

Amarjit, 46, wife Nancy, 25, their two sons - three-month- old Ravinder and one-year-old Devinder, and mother-in-law Charanjit Kaur, 51, were murdered by gangland boss and two accomplices. All three were sentenced to life imprisonment.


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Kenneth Regan, 55, was convicted of the kidnap, false imprisonment of and murder of Amarjit, from west London, so he could take over his freight company and use it as a front for drug running.

Regan and William Horncy, 52, were convicted of the murder of Nancy, Charanjit and the two infant sons.

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Peter Rees, 39, was sentenced for Amarjit's murder and assisting the offender, but cleared of the other four murder charges.

Amarjit's body was found in the sea close to Bournemouth Pier and analysis found soil on the body which matched a farm in Tiverton. Nancy's body was recovered from Poole Bay. And Charanjit was found washed up in Allum Bay, on the Isle of Wight.

But the bodies of the two young boys have never been recovered.

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