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Update – men charged in connection with reports of shots being fired in Weymouth

12 April 2019
Two men have been charged in connection with an incident where shots were reportedly fired in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report at 5.53pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018 of shots being fired in Marsh Road near to the Asda supermarket. There were also reports of a number of men seen running from the scene.

Following a detailed investigation, a 21-year-old man from Northamptonshire has been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and a 19-year-old man, also from Northamptonshire, has been charged with possessing a firearm.

They are due to appear before Poole Magistrates' Court on Friday 17 May 2019.

A 55-year-old Weymouth man and a 33-year-old Portland man who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder are no longer under investigation and will face no further police action.

A 22-year-old woman from Weymouth and 48-year-old Weymouth man who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender are also no longer under investigation.
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