Leicester

Shot Leicester man charged with firearm and drugs offences

Equity Road, Leicester Image copyright Tom Evers
Image caption Equity Road and several other roads in the area were closed by police after the man was injured

A man has been charged with firearm and drugs offences after being shot.

The 24-year-old was injured when police attended an address in Equity Road, Leicester, on Monday night.

He has been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition and two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

He is due before Leicester Magistrates' Court on Thursday. A mandatory referral has also been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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