Colin Deferia, charged with conspiracy to murder, remanded in custody after appearing at magistrates’ court

The police scene after a man was shot in the stomach at Forum Court, Bury St Edmunds

The police scene after a man was shot in the stomach at Forum Court, Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A man has appeared in court in connection with the shooting of a man in Bury St Edmunds last month.

Police were called to reports that a man in his 30s had been shot in the stomach at any address in Forum Court, Bury St Edmunds at 6.45pm on August 4.

The victim was successfully treated for his injuries in hospital, police said.

Today Colin Deferia, 59, of Battisford Road, Barking, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy to murder.

He was originally arrested on August 5, released on bail and re-arrested yesterday morning, when he was charged.

Deferia, who appeared via video link from Martlesham police investigation centre, was remanded in custody after being committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

He will appear there on September 15.

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Three men from south-west England have already been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the incident.

They are: Simon Webber, 31, of Sydenham Close, Bridgwater, Somerset; Frank Warren, 51, of Victoria Road, Dorchester; and Andrew Seaton, 39, of Frome View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester.

All three appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday last week. They were remanded in custody and are due to appear in court again at the end of October.

Three other people remain on police bail pending further enquiries in connection with the incident, all of whom were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder: A 34-year-old man from Dorchester was released on bail until September 24; and two women aged 59 and 28, both from the Needham Market area, were released on bail until October 1.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the major investigation team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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