South East Wales

Newport shooting: Caroline Parry's ex-husband arrested

Caroline Parry
Image caption Caroline Parry was shot in the back in a Newport street

The estranged husband of a woman who was shot dead in Newport has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Caroline Parry, 46, died in a shooting in Seabreeze Avenue in the city on 8 August.

Christopher Parry, 49, was critically injured after suffering gunshot wounds to the head in the incident.

He was released from the Royal Gwent Hospital on 2 October and is now being questioned by Gwent Police.

Mrs Parry and her husband were found lying in the road after neighbours reported hearing three gunshots.

It is understood Mrs Parry had moved to Newport from her home in Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran.

Previous calls

In October, Gwent Coroner's Court heard how Mrs Parry was found lying dead with gunshot wounds to her back and Mr Parry was found nearby with gunshot wounds to his face.

A shotgun and ammunition were also found.

Coroner David Bowen adjourned his investigation into Mrs Parry's death for three months while the police continue to investigate.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking at the role of Gwent Police in the months before the shooting.

The police watchdog confirmed it was investigating if police had linked three call-outs to the pair between May and July.

In the days following the shooting police recovered three guns - legally held by Mr Parry - from a house in Cwmbran.

The IPCC had said the investigation would also establish how the incidents were risk assessed and how Gwent Police officers dealt with them.

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