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Third man charged over Bury St Edmunds shooting

The scene of the shooting in Forum Court Credit: ITV Anglia

A 39-year-old man has become the third person charged in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds.

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

Andrew Seaton, of Frome View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, who was originally arrested on Saturday 8 August and interviewed before being bailed, was re-arrested in Dorset yesterday, Friday 14 August. He was brought back to Suffolk and charged with conspiracy to murder today, Saturday 15 August.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Ipswich this morning.

Two men have already been charged in connection with the incident and four other people have been bailed to return to police in the autumn.

Second man charged over Bury St Edmunds shooting

The scene of the shooting in Forum Court. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A second man has been charged in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds last week.

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

A burnt-out car which was discovered in Rushbrooke Lane at 7.15pm the same evening has also been linked to the investigation following the discovery of a shotgun inside it.

51-year-old Frank Warren from Dorchester in Dorset has now been charged with conspiracy to murder.

Earlier this week, 31-year-old Simon Webber from Somerset was also charged.

Five other people have been bailed.

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Man charged over Bury St Edmunds shooting

Police have charged a 31-year-old man from Somerset over a shooting in Bury St Edmunds.

Simon Webber, of Sydenham Close, Bridgwater, has been charged with conspiracy to murder. He will appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Wednesday 12 August.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Tuesday 4 August to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court. The victim, aged in his thirties, was taken to hospital for treatment and remains in a stable condition.

A burnt-out car which was discovered in Rushbrooke Lane at 7.15pm the same evening has also been linked to the investigation following the discovery of a shotgun inside it.

A 39-year-old man from Dorchester arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released on police bail until Friday 25 September pending further enquiries.

A 34-year-old man, also from Dorchester, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder was released on police bail earlier this afternoon until Thursday 24 September.

On Wednesday 5 August, a 58-year-old man and two women aged 59 and 28 - all from the Needham Market area – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and subsequently released on bail until Thursday 1 October pending further enquiries.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who believes they witnessed any suspicious behaviour at either Forum Court or Rushbrooke Lane on the evening of the shooting to come forward.

Sixth arrest in Bury St Edmunds shooting

A sixth person has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday.

The 31 year old man was held at Bridgewater in Somerset last night on suspicion of attempted murder.

The shooting happened at Forum Court in Bury on Tuesday evening when the victim suffered stomach wounds.

Two men from Dorset are also being questioned. Three people from Suffolk have been released on bail.

New arrests after Suffolk shooting

Two men have been arrested today, (Saturday 8 August) in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds.

Dorset Police assisted Suffolk Police in the early hours of this morning to arrest a 34-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and 39-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, both from Dorchester.

It comes after a man was shot in the stomach at Forum Court in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday evening. He's now recovering in hospital.

A burnt-out car which was discovered in Rushbrooke Lane at 7.15pm the same evening is also being linked to the investigation, following the discovery of a shotgun inside it.

Last night, a 58-year-old man and two women aged 59 and 28 - all from the Needham Market area - who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, were released on police bail until October.

Forum Court the scene of Tuesday's shooting in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three bailed over Bury St Edmunds shooting

Three people arrested in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds have been released on bail.

A man was shot in the stomach in Forum Court on Tuesday, and remains in hospital in stable condition. A shotgun was later found in a burnt out car. A man and two women have been bailed until October.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

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Police find shotgun in burnt-out car following Bury St Edmunds shooting

A man was shot in Forum Court. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that a shotgun has been found in a burnt-out car which was discovered shortly after a man was shot in the stomach in Bury St Edmunds earlier this week.

A man in his 30s was shot in Forum Court near the town's railway station on Tuesday night (August 4).

He's in a stable condition in hospital.

A burnt-out car was found in Rushbrooke Lane half an hour after the incident, and police now say that they are officially linking this discovery to the shooting.

Three people have been arrested.

"The discovery of a shotgun in the burnt-out car is a significant development in the investigation and forensic work is now taking place to establish if this was used in the attack.

I would like to thank all those witnesses who have come forward with information so far, but we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen three white men together in Forum Court either prior to or after the attack, or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in Rushbrooke Lane on that evening.

I would like to reiterate that we are not treating this as a random attack and reassure local residents that we do not believe there is any threat to the wider public.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Millar

Three arrested after man shot in the stomach in Bury St Edmunds

Officers were called to Forum Court just before 7 o'clock last night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have arrested three people in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were called to Forum Court just before 7 o'clock last night (August 4).

The man, who was shot in the stomach, is in a stable condition in hospital.

A 58 year-old man and two women aged 59 and 28, all from the Needham Market area, are being questioned by detectives after being arrested on conspiracy to murder.

Police reassure residents after man shot in the stomach in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Bury St Edmunds this evening.

Officers were called at 6.45pm to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court. He has been taken to hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.

A police scene is currently in place at the address and a number of resources are assisting with the investigation, including the police helicopter, armed response and dog units.

I would like to reassure local residents that we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public following this attack.

Officers are doing all they can to find those responsible and I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or who has any information, to contact us as soon as possible.

– Superintendent Jon Dodman
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