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Kesgrave shooting victim remains in ‘critical condition’

PUBLISHED: 16:45 10 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:23 11 September 2020

Officers from the Kestrel team have been outside Kesgrave High School at the beginning and end of the school day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Officers from the Kestrel team have been outside Kesgrave High School at the beginning and end of the school day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown

A teenager shot in Kesgrave still remains in a critical condition in hospital, police have said.

Officers from the Kestrel team have been outside Kesgrave High School at the beginning and end of the school day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNOfficers from the Kestrel team have been outside Kesgrave High School at the beginning and end of the school day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 15-year-old was shot while walking along Friends Walk, on the Grange Farm estate, at 8.40am on Monday.

The teenage victim was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.

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Several days after the incident, police have confirmed that he remains in a critical condition.

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A boy, also 15, has since been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of injury.

He appeared via videolink at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning and appeared before Judge Martyn Levett at Ipswich Crown Court the same afternoon.

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He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Ipswich Crown Court on December 7. A full trial has been scheduled for January 25, 2021 and is expected to last for two weeks.

Officers remained on the scene in Friends Walk for more than 24 hours after the shooting, while a police presence remains in the town – primarily around the nearby Kesgrave High School at the start and end of the school day, in a bid to provide reassurance to childen and parents.


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