Shot Solicitor Dies

Solicitor James Ward, 58, who was shot at his firm in Devizes earlier this month, has died in hospital of his injuries.

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Police statement following Jim Ward's death

Michael Chudley, 62, formerly of Rowde, has been charged with attempted murder. A police source said this charge will change to one of murder.

Our thoughts are with Jim's family and friends at this time. Jim was a popular and well-respected man. At the time of his death his family was with him. And they have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

– Ian Saunders, Det Chief Inspector, Wiltshire Police

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Solicitor dies following shooting in Devizes

Jim Ward has died after being shot at his office earlier this month.

Devizes solicitor Jim Ward died in hospital this weekend after being shot at his office earlier this month.

He passed away early Sunday afternoon at Frenchay Hospital, near Bristol, where he had been airlifted following the attack on July 2nd.

Mr Ward, from Bratton near Westbury, suffered one shot-wound to his head. He was a well-known solicitor with the MGW Law practice - which he co-founded.

Michael Chudley, 62, formerly of Rowde, has been charged with attempted murder. A police source said this charge will change to one of murder.

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