A man who shot and killed a father and son at their homes in two Cambridgeshire villages has had his life jail sentence increased by The Court of Appeal.

Stephen Alderton, 67, of no fixed abode, shot Joshua Dunmore, 32, twice in the hallway of his home in Meridian Close, Bluntisham, at 9.09pm on March 29.

Thirty-one minutes later, he shot Gary Dunmore, 57, three times in the hallway of his home in The Row, Sutton, near Ely.

Alderton drove off in his motorhome but was arrested at about 1.30am the following day on the M5 near Worcester.

Alderton was interviewed by police but did not answer any questions and was charged with two counts of murder and one count of possession of a firearm.

The Hunts Post: Gary and Joshua Dunmore

In June he admitted the two counts of murder at Cambridge Crown Court. He denied the firearms offence, which was ordered to lie on file.

In October 2023, he was jailed for life by His Honour Judge Mark Bishop at the same court and told he would serve a minimum of 25 years, minus time already served.

This week, The Court of Appeal increased Alderton's sentence to life, with a minimum of 30 years, minus time already served.

DCI Katie Dounias, from the major crime unit, said last year: “On March 29, Stephen Alderton turned a family dispute playing itself out through the courts into a double tragedy by his rash and brutal actions.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Gary and Josh at this difficult time. There is no sentence sufficient to heal the trauma they have endured but I hope the sentencing will provide some solace.”