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Man in court over lawyer shooting

James Ward worked at Morris, Goddard and Ward solicitors in Devizes Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

A businessman is due to appear in court in connection with the shooting of a Wiltshire solicitor who later died from his injuries.

James Ward, 58, was left fighting for his life after he was shot in Devizes on July 2.

The married father-of-three, from Westbury, Wiltshire, was taken to hospital where he died on July 22.

Michael Chudley, 62, originally from Rowde, Wiltshire, is due to appear at Winchester Crown Court in connection with the shooting.


Man charged over Devizes shooting

James Ward remains in hospital with life threatening injuries after being shot in the head Credit: Morris, Goddard & Ward

Wiltshire Police have charged a man with attempted murder after a man was shot in the head in Devizes.

James Ward, who's 58 remains in hospital with life threatening injuries following the shooting at a solicitor's office in the Wiltshire town on Monday.

62 year old Michael Chudley has also been charged with threats to kill, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and carrying a firearm with criminal intent.

He remains in police custody and will appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday 4th July 2012).