Welby farm shooting: Man admits burglary

image captionPolice arrested six people after the shooting

A man has admitted being involved in a burglary at a Leicestershire farmhouse during which two intruders were shot.

Andy and Tracey Ferrie were arrested at the farm, in Welby, after telling police they had fired a legally-held shotgun at a group of intruders.

Daniel Mansell, 33, from Leicester, pleaded guilty to burglary at Loughborough Magistrates' Court and is due to be sentenced on 25 September.

Mr and Mrs Ferrie have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Joshua O'Gorman, 27, also charged with burglary, did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear before magistrates on 14 September.

Arrested at hospital

The court was told Mr Ferrie, 35, and his 43-year-old wife had gone to bed at about 22:15 BST on Saturday and were woken hours later by banging and the sound of breaking glass.

Police were called to the house at 00:26 BST on Sunday. Mr Ferrie told them he had fired at the group who had then left.

He and his wife were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Four men, aged 23, 27 and 31, and 33, were then arrested at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The 23 and 31-year-old men have been bailed pending further enquiries.