Whitbourne shooting: Two accused of firearms and drugs offences
- 9 October 2011
- From the section Hereford & Worcester
Two men have been charged with drugs and firearms offences by police investigating the shooting of a suspected burglar in Worcestershire.
A man was found with gunshot injuries in Leigh Sinton on Wednesday after a burglary had been reported 12 miles away in Whitbourne, Herefordshire.
Detectives said they had found evidence of a cannabis farm at the house.
A 62-year-old Worcestershire man and a 24-year-old from Birmingham are due before Hereford magistrates on Monday.
The older man is accused of producing a controlled class B drug (cannabis) and possession of a firearm without a certificate.
The other man has been charged with three counts of possessing ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, production of a class B controlled drug (cannabis), aggravated burglary of a dwelling with intent and possessing ammunition for a firearm when prohibited to do so for five years.
Both men have been remanded in custody.
A man in his 20s who was arrested in the West Midlands area on Thursday on suspicion of burglary remains in police custody.
A woman in her 50s, who was arrested on suspicion of cultivating controlled drugs, has been released on police bail.
The injured man is in a serious condition in hospital but has not been arrested, West Mercia Police said.