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UPDATED: Man charged with the murder of Bournemouth man Rodger Tett
A MAN is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of 42-year-old Rodger Tett.
Stephen Gibbs, 33, from Bournemouth will appear before the town’s magistrates on Wednesday morning accused of killing the father-of-one.
Police were called to an address in Luckham Road, Charminster, at 6.15pm on Saturday after Mr Tett was discovered with severe head injuries.
He was airlifted to Southampton Hospital but died on Monday evening.
Last night a Dorset police spokesman said: “An investigation was launched following an incident at an address at Luckham Road at approximately 6.15pm on Saturday, September 7. Rodger Tett, 42, sadly died subsequently from his injuries at Southampton General Hospital. "Detectives in Bournemouth have now announced that they have charged 33-year-old Stephen Gibbs from Bournemouth with his murder.
“He will appear before East Dorset Magistrates at Bournemouth on September 11.”
The house, where Mr Tett lived with his fiancée Kim Trevillion, remained sealed off yesterday while police continued their examination of the scene.
Friends and neighbours arrived to lay flowers outside the house. Neighbour Josey Whidden, 25, left flowers at the scene with her sons Rylee and Tommy.
She said: “He was a friend to everyone and was always happy.”
Richard Wilson, 53, who also lives nearby, said: “I saw him on Friday and he always said ‘hello’.
“He was a nice man and was always a gentleman to me.
“It’s a shock, I can’t believe it.”
A friend, who asked to be named only as Lisa, added: “I’ve known him for years and he was like an uncle to my kids. He was always a bundle of joy.”
And Jay Cutler, landlord of the Broadway pub, said: “He was a face in the area. A lot of people knew him.”