Trial set for Bury St Edmunds shooting accused

Trial set for Bury St Edmunds shooting accused

Trial set for Bury St Edmunds shooting accused - Credit: PA NEWS

Five men charged in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds this summer are to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court next year.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Tuesday, August 4, to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court. The victim, in his 30s, was successfully treated in hospital for his injuries.

The men, who have all been charged with conspiracy to murder, are Simon Webber, 31, of Sydenham Close, Bridgwater, Somerset; Frank Warren, 51, of Victoria Road, Dorchester; Andrew Seaton, 40, of Frome View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester; Paul Baker, 35, of Neils View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, and 59-year-old Colin Deferia, of Battisford Road, Barking, Suffolk.

They appeared before Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on Friday, November 6, where they all submitted not guilty pleas. They will stay in custody pending a trial listed to begin on Monday, April 11.

Two women from the Needham Market area who were also arrested in connection with this incident have been re-bailed by detectives.

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The women, aged 59 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder on Wednesday, August 5, and released on bail after being questioned. They have now been re-bailed until Thursday, December 10.

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