Kesgrave shooting: Teenager to have psychiatric test before entering plea

A police cordon in place following the scene of the shooting in Kesgrave earlier this year. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A police cordon in place following the scene of the shooting in Kesgrave earlier this year. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A teenager has appeared in court this morning charged with the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy in Kesgrave.

Police in Kesgrave following the incident. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police in Kesgrave following the incident. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The accused, 15 and from the Woodbridge area, was at Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing at midday.

It follows the shooting of a teenager in the Grange Farm area on the morning of Monday, September 7.

The defendant, who cannot be identified due to his age, is charged with attempted murder, possessing a shotgun with intent to cause fear of injury of another person and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

No pleas were entered today, and the case was adjourned until February 22, 2021.


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A psychiatric report has been ordered before the teenager enters a plea.

Police have previously confirmed that a 15-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries following the incident. He was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, where he later regained consciousness but remained in intensive care.

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