Kesgrave shooting: Teen in court charged with schoolboy attack

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The shooting happened at Friends Walk in Grange Farm, Kesgrave, on Monday

A 15-year-old has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a boy of the same age who was shot in the face as he walked to school.

The shooting happened on the Grange Farm estate in Kesgrave, Suffolk, at about 08:40 BST on Monday.

The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The defendant, who cannot be named due to his age, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court where he was remanded in custody for a plea hearing on 7 December.

A provisional trial date was set for 25 January 2021.

Earlier in the day, the boy appeared at Norwich Youth Court where it was heard the victim was shot in the face, allegedly after a confrontation.

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A temporary police station remains at the scene near Friends Walk

The defendant, from the Woodbridge area, is also charged with possessing a firearm, a 12-gauge Beretta over-and-under shotgun, with intent to cause fear of injury of another person, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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The injured boy was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge

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