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Boy charged with attempted murder after pupil shot near school

Written by on 8 September 2020

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder and firearms offences after a 15-year-old boy was shot near a school in Suffolk.

The victim remains in a critical condition after being airlifted to hospital on Monday morning.

Police were called to Friends Walk in Kesgrave – on the eastern edge of Ipswich – just after 8.40am.

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The scene of the shooting

The 15-year-old boy – who is legally too young to be named – was arrested at 10.55am in Ipswich.

He is being kept in custody and will appear via video link at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

As well as attempted murder, he is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of injury.

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A police officer is pictured outside the victim's school in Kesgrave
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A police officer outside the victim’s school in Kesgrave on Monday

Police said they were treating the shooting as an isolated incident but that patrols would continue in the Kesgrave area in the coming days.

::Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to contact police on: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363720N60-PO1 or by phoning 101.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on their website.