The musician, 35, killed in a £ 350,000 bungalow, was the target of teenage drug dealers selling cocaine

Pictured: A musician, 35, killed in his £ 350,000 bungalow, was targeted at juvenile drug dealers who sold cocaine, his mother revealed – when a 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of murder.

  • Detectives interrogated a 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder
  • after the deadly attack on Edward Reev, 35, in a quiet cul-de-sac in Dorset
  • The attack on the Dorset suburb of Christchurch stunned locals
  • The armed police rushed to the bungalow and smashed the garage door










The musician was killed in his suburban bungalow after he was targeted by juvenile drug dealers who sold cocaine, his mother said yesterday.

Police interrogated a 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder after a deadly attack on Edward Reev, 35, in a dead end last night.

Police later said a 16-year-old boy had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

An attack in the Dorset suburb of Christchurch stunned residents after armed police rushed to the bungalow, smashed the garage door to get inside, and threw smoke grenades into the building before finding the victim’s battered body inside on Tuesday.

Yesterday, his upset mother, Jayne Newey, said her son’s life spiraled out of control after he isolated himself during a pandemic and became addicted to cocaine.

Dorset police confirmed that the victim was 35-year-old Edward Reeve (pictured).  He was found dead with serious injuries inside the bungalow

Dorset police confirmed that the victim was 35-year-old Edward Reeve (pictured). He was found dead with serious injuries inside the bungalow

Dorset police received reports of welfare concerns on Tuesday at 7:53 p.m., and armed officers attended the property (pictured) in Christchurch, Dorset.

Dorset police received reports of welfare concerns on Tuesday at 7:53 p.m., and armed officers attended the property (pictured) in Christchurch, Dorset.

The mother of two said a reggae musician who worked at Tesco had bought the bungalow for £ 350,000 after moving to Buckinghamshire.

Miss Newey, 64, a care assistant, said she last saw her son on New Year’s Eve when he asked her for money.

She added: “His whole life has been in chaos. He told me that people were banging on his door because of cocaine debts.

According to neighbors, the police kicked out the door of the adjacent garage to get inside and threw smoke grenades into the bungalow.  Pictured: Forensic team on site on Wednesday

According to neighbors, the police kicked out the door of the adjacent garage to get inside and threw smoke grenades into the bungalow. Pictured: Forensic team on site on Wednesday

“It started just before Christmas 2020. He had to pay and I had to give him money for it.

“There were times when you came for £ 100 a day. I wanted to see him. “

A neighbor said, “I heard the helicopter overhead for quite some time, and then the armed police arrived. They threw in a smoke grenade and smashed the garage door. ”

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