Businessman Injured In Shooting In Essex, UK

February 8, 2016

Two armed robbers were being hunted by British police after a man was shot at his home in Essex, with the British media identifying the victim as a businessman who divides his time between Bermuda and the UK.

The Times reports, “Two armed robbers were being hunted last night after a man was shot through his bedroom door at his home.

“A successful businessman, named locally as Timothy Mardon, was in hospital with life-changing injuries after being hit in the leg at The Old Rectory, a grade-II listed building in Sible Hedingham, Essex, in the early hours of Saturday.”

According to a report from ThisWeek, “The victim had barricaded himself in his bedroom after the armed men broke into The Old Rectory in Sible Hedingham before dawn.

“He was subsequently shot through the closed door, leaving him with what police describe as “life-changing” injuries to his leg.

“The Grade-II listed manor house is owned by businessman Timothy Mardon, although police have not confirmed whether he was at home during the attack. However, The Times reports he has been named locally as the victim.

“Mardon, an executive at the Bermuda branch of insurance firm ACE Tempest Re, is said to divide his time between Bermuda and the UK, travelling with his wife.

“While nothing appeared to have been taken from the property, Essex Police are treating the incident as an attempted robbery. Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Jennings told the press there was “no reason to suggest that [Mardon] was targeted individually”.

“Mr Mardon, who has worked in the insurance industry for 22 years, is a division president at Ace Tempest Re in Bermuda, where he and his wife Sarah spend most their time,” the Daily Mail report.

According to the Daily Mail, Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Mark Cadd said, ‘Two men forced entry to the house in the early of hours of the morning and threatened the householder, a man in his 40s.

“He locked himself in a bedroom and it is believed a gun was then fired through the door injuring him. The two men have then fled from the property and at this time it is not believed that anything has been taken.”

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  1. Awful says:

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your friends in Bermuda!

  2. Reality Check says:

    Sorry to hear of life-changing injuries. Get back to Bermuda. Safer here.