Four guilty of conspiracy to murder after Newport shooting

Four men have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder after a shooting in Newport in September last year.

Four guilty after Newport shooting

Gary Rabjohns, Brogan Hooper, Lewis Bridge and Ryan Battersby were found guilty after a trial Credit: Gwent Police

Four men have been found of conspiracy to murder following a shooting in Newport last year.

Lewis Bridge, Brogan Hooper, Gary Rabjohns and Ryan Battersby ran a car off the road in Chepstow Road in September 2013 and shot at the passengers inside.

All four were found guilty after a trial. They will be sentenced at a later date.

Catrin Evans, head of CPS Wales's complex casework unit, said: "These four defendants took part in a reckless criminal act and it is pure chance that their lawlessness did not lead to a more serious outcome for the victims or indeed for other members of the public."

Man charged following Newport shooting incident

A man from Newport has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit murder following a shooting incident in the city in September.

The 24-year old has also been charged with three counts of conspiracy to cause Grievous Bodily Harm, and perverting the course of justice.

He has been bailed to appear at Newport Magistrates Court on December 18th.

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Newport man in court accused of attempted murder

A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with three counts of attempted murder following an alleged shooting in Newport.

Brogan Joseph Hooper, of no fixed address, spoke only to confirm his identity during the hearing at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court.

District Judge Jim Davies remanded Mr Hooper into custody to appear at Newport Crown Court on September 26th.

Gwent Police were called to an incident on Chepstow Road in the city on September 3rd.

Another Newport man, Lewis Bridge, 22, has already appeared before magistrates charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Newport shooting: Man accused of attempted murder

A 20-year-old man from Newport has been charged with three counts of attempted murder following a shooting incident in the city earlier this month.

Police were called to Chepstow Road at 11.30pm on 3rd September.

The man will appear at court tomorrow morning.

Two men from Newport, aged 22 and 24, who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remain on police bail.

Meanwhile two men from Cardiff, aged 22 and 24, who were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, also remain on bail.

A 22-year-old Newport man has already been charged with three counts of attempted murder and appeared before Caerphilly magistrates on 9th September.

Further arrest following Newport shooting incident

A 20-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting incident in the city earlier this month.

Police were called to Chepstow Road at 11.30pm on 3rd September.

The man is currently in police custody, where he continues to be questioned.

Two men from Newport, aged 22 and 24, who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remain on police bail.

Meanwhile two men from Cardiff, aged 22 and 24, who were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, also remain on bail.

A 22-year-old Newport man has already been charged with three counts of attempted murder and appeared before Caerphilly magistrates this month.

Man appears in court over alleged Newport shooting

Police say two vehicles were involved in the incident on Chepstow Road

A Newport man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following an alleged shooting in the city.

Lewis Bridge, 22, spoke only to confirm his identity when he appeared before Caerphilly magistrates, accused of trying to kill three people.

A police investigation began when officers received reports of a car crash on Chepstow Road last Tuesday evening.

Three people were later taken to hospital - with officers confirming that a car had been shot at.

Mr Bridge, from Newport, was arrested last Friday before being charged early on Monday.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear at Newport Crown Court on 19th September.

A second Newport man, aged 24, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the crash, has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Two Cardiff men, aged 22 and 24, who were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, have also been released on bail.

Gwent Police continue to investigate the incident.

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Police appeal for information after Newport arrest

Police have re-appealed for information after a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting incident in Newport last Tuesday.

Officers are continuing to make enquiries to locate the firearm used in the incident, as well as a dark coloured 4x4 jeep type vehicle that was seen driving along Chepstow Road and onto Beechwood Road in the direction of St Julians and Christchurch.

If you were in the area between 11pm and midnight on Tuesday 3rd September and have information relating to the vehicle or the incident, please call 101 quoting log 586 03/09/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Gwent Police spokesperson

Newport shooting: More time granted to question man

Police are continuing to question a 22-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an incident in Chepstow Road in Newport last Tuesday.

The man, from Newport, was arrested on Friday morning and magistrates granted a warrant of further detention last night.

A 24-year-old Newport man, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Thursday, has been bailed.

Two Cardiff men, aged 22 and 24, arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, were bailed last week.

Officers are continuing to make enquiries to locate the firearm used in the incident, as well as a dark coloured 4x4 jeep type vehicle that was seen driving along Chepstow Road and onto Beechwood Road in the direction of St Julians and Christchurch.

If you were in the area between 11pm and midnight on Tuesday 3rd September and have information relating to the vehicle or the incident, please call 101 quoting log 586 03/09/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Gwent Police spokesperson
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