Former MD of Reliance Custodial Services shot dead on his doorstep

Ray Masters

Ray Masters, managing director of Reliance Custodial Services in Avonmouth for eight years up to 2008, was found shot dead at his home in Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset.

He was shot point-blank in the chest on the doorstep of his home on Sunday night.

A second man, Michael Harper, 46, was found dead in a nearby churchyard also with shotgun wounds. No other persons are being sought in connection with the case.

It is understood that Harper was the owner of a business which was a sub-contractor for one of Masters’ businesses.

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