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Kesgrave shooting: Teenager denies attempted murder of schoolboy and will face two-week trial at Ipswich Crown Court in May




A teenager is set to face a two-week trial in May after denying the attempted murder of a schoolboy in Kesgrave.

The 16 year old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of shooting the boy in the Grange Farm area of the town on September 7.

Following a trial preparation hearing at Ipswich Crown Court today, a trial has been listed for May 4 and is expected to last for two weeks.

Emergency services on the scene of a shooting in Kesgrave (Joe Giddens/PA)
Emergency services on the scene of a shooting in Kesgrave (Joe Giddens/PA)

The defendant has been charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life as well as attempted murder.

A further count has been added to the indictment, of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The defendant, who pleaded not guilty to all charges against him, is set to return to the court to face the two-week trial from May 4.

An earlier plea hearing in December was adjourned to allow the teenager, who is from the Woodbridge area, to undergo psychiatric tests.

The victim, 15, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with life-changing injuries after the alleged incident.

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