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Kesgrave shooting: Teenager set to appear in court charged with attempted murder of schoolboy, 15




A 15-year-old boy will appear in court tomorrow charged with attempted murder after a teenager was shot on his way to school in Kesgrave .

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been accused of being in possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or injury.

The teenager, from the Woodbridge area, has been remanded in custody and will be appear via video link at Norwich Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Armed police outside a property in Westbrook Avenue, Ipswich Picture: Joe Giddens/PA
Armed police outside a property in Westbrook Avenue, Ipswich Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

Suffolk Police were called to Friends Walk in the town at around 8.40am on Monday after a boy, also 15, was shot as he made his way to school for his first back after the summer.

The victim, a pupil at Kesgrave High School, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge, where he remains in a critical condition.

The accused, who is believed to have been known to the victim, is reported to have got into a car after the attack.

The victim was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries Picture: Joe Giddens/PA
The victim was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

He was arrested at a property in Westbrook Avenue, Ipswich, at 10.55am on Monday.

A long-barrelled gun was found in a car at the property. Both were seized by detectives.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said police patrols will continue in the town 'in the coming days' and that a 'police pod' will be set up in Through Jollys where residents can ask questions and raise concerns.

Officers will be present at the pod between 8am and 9.30am and between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Police were called to Friends Walk, Kesgrave, after a boy was shot. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA
Police were called to Friends Walk, Kesgrave, after a boy was shot. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

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