Man charged after firearms incident in Townsend

Detectives investigating a firearms incident in the Townsend area of Bournemouth have charged a man.

The incident, which took place at an address in Jewell Road, was reported to police at half past midnight on Wednesday 16 April 2014. A window at the front of the property was damaged.

A 48-year-old local man, who was inside the property, sustained a pellet injury to his body and was taken to hospital. He was later released.

A 24-year-old man from Bournemouth has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, affray and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Bournemouth magistrates on Saturday 19 April 2014.

A 25-year-old Bournemouth man and a 24-year-old Bournemouth man, both also arrested in connection with the incident, have been released on bail.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 16:001. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Updated: 18 April 2014

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