JEWELLERY including Cartier and Amadeus watches and diamond rings were among items worth £124,000 stolen from the home of a businessman shot dead during a botched burglary, a court has heard.

Guy Hedger, 61, suffered a fatal shotgun injury during the alleged raid at his home in Castlewood in St Ives. The house was targeted by alleged burglars in the early hours of April 30.

Jurors sitting at Winchester Crown Court heard on Monday that raiders shot Mr Hedger after his husband, Simon Hedger-Cooper, pressed a panic button as they were being held at gunpoint in their bedroom.

Among the items stolen were a Pandora charm bracelet, it was heard. Charms included the couple's star signs and a bible.

Other items allegedly taken included a 14-carat gold ring with rubies and emeralds, a Tiffany necklace and several watches including brands Amadeus and Cartier.

Also stolen was a Louis Vuitton wash bag worth about £650, which was given to Mr Hedger-Cooper by Mr Hedger for Christmas in 2012, jurors heard.

A larger Louis Vuitton bag worth £1,200 was also taken, it was said.

Baccus, 42, and Keeping, 44, both of Verney Close, Bournemouth, and with Kevin Downton, 40, of Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford, deny murder, aggravated burglary and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence and burglary.

Helen Keeping, 40, from Poole, denies two charges of assisting an offender.

The trial continues.