Pc finds wounded man at Nordelph shooting 'with gun'

A policeman who arrived at a shooting found a wounded man with a gun and told him to put it down, a court heard.

Kevin Barrett, 57, of High Street, Nordelph, Norfolk, denies the attempted murder of David and Susan Venn.

He admits wounding Mr Venn with intent to cause GBH in June 2010, but denies the same charge relating to Mrs Venn.

Norwich Crown Court heard a wounded Mr Venn had disarmed the accused and was holding the gun when a police officer arrived and told him to put it down.

At the same time Mr Barrett held out his hands to be arrested and he told the officer: "I didn't want to kill him, that's why I used a 410."

Mr Barrett denies possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The court was told the incident followed a row over the Venns' pet Rottweiller Mastiff cross.

It is alleged that he shot the retired couple claiming his life had been ruined along with his wife's health.

The court has been told that after the Venns moved to the street they initially all got on well but relations broke down after the Venns got the dog.

The hearing continues.

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