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Ex-Aurora CFO held in murder probe

Former chief finance officer at Aurora, Richard Glanville, is at the centre of a murder investigation after an alleged intruder was fatally injured at his home.

Ricci Gallagher who been living in a nearby woodland shack is alleged to have broken into Glanville’s farmhouse in Essex after a fire broke out at his own property.

It is thought Gallagher, who according to neighbours had been armed with a cricket bat, was injured as Glanville and his gardener attempted to remove him from the house on July 30.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance charity confirmed the Duke of Cambridge was the co-pilot when Gallagher was airlifted to hospital but Gallagher subsequently died.

Glanville and another man were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been bailed until September 4.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate continue to appeal for anyone with information to contact them.

As part of the investigation police are keen to trace the drivers of two vehicles which were in the vicinity of Blind Lane and Sudburys Farm Road between 9am and 9.30am.

Anyone who has any information about the fire or subsequent death of Gallagher is asked to contact Major Crime on 101 ext 486160, email SCDappeals@essex.pnn.police.uk or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Glanville was finance director of Mosaic Fashions from 2000 until 2009. He was then appointed as chief finance officer at the newly formed Aurora Fashions. He stepped down from his role in 2013.

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