Leicester

Welby farm shooting: Third man charged over burglary

Andy and Tracey Ferrie pictured at a ball in 2006
Image caption The couple were woken at their farm by banging and the sound of breaking glass

A third man has been charged in connection with a break-in at a farm in Leicestershire in which two burglars were shot by a householder.

Police said a 31-year-old was to appear at Loughborough Magistrates' Court on 9 January.

Joshua O'Gorman, 27, and Daniel Mansell, 33, from Leicester, admitted burglary and were jailed for four years at Leicester Crown Court in September.

Mr Ferrie and his wife were arrested over the shooting, but later released.

Mr Ferrie opened fire on O'Gorman and Mansell when he and his wife Tracey found them in the kitchen of their cottage in Welby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire on 2 September.

No legal action was taken against Mr and Mrs Ferrie.

Leicestershire Police said: "A 23-year-old man remains on police bail pending further inquiries whilst a second arrested 31-year-old man has been released with no further action."

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