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UK police probe 'sex party' murder, event held at dancehall artist's £1m home

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 7:22 AMThe Voice
Surrey Police officers carry out fingertip searches of the garden of the £1million bungalow

THE VOICE (UK):
Two people have been arrested after a 34-year-old man was fatally shot at a "swingers" "sex party" organised by a Jamaican dancehall star.

Surrey Police said a man has been held on suspicion of murder and another on suspicion of assisting an offender but detectives have not found the handgun used at a £1 million bungalow in Headley, Surrey, Mail Online reported.

Detective superintendent Bex Smith said they are particularly keen to to hear from anyone who saw a black and white Mini that left the scene following the shooting.

Officers and paramedics were called to the property after neighbours heard gunshots at 2.30 a.m. on July 25.

The body of a man, 34, was found in the garden, a woman, 36, was left with "serious" leg injuries and another man suffered a shoulder injury.

Witnesses said that the victim was shot through the chest and shoulder in the back garden packed with hundreds of other partygoers.


IN PHOTO: Dancehall artist Braintear Spookie

The party organised by reggae dancehall artist Braintear Spookie was advertised online as "Pool Party Part 3. My League" with tickets costing £75 and touted as taking place at "The Big Mansion" at "A Posh Location in the Hills".

The party was attended by around 500 people.

IN PHOTO: Party invite.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "This is the third year in a row they've thrown a massive sex party there - it's ridiculous.

"We're a quiet little village, we don't want to live with this sort of swingers thing on our doorstep.

"They get up to all sorts of things there. There was a condom on the ground down the path and I've found a lot worse in previous years."

Pictures taken of the property from above today show the bungalow, which has been rented out for £4,500-a-month since 2010, is surrounded by police and its garden is covered in rubbish after last night's party.

Police had attended the property on July 24 to warn organisers to keep the noise down but hours later officers were called back after reports of violence and have sealed off the property and surrounding lanes.