South East Wales

Newport shooting: Caroline Parry's funeral date set

Caroline Parry
Image caption Caroline Parry was shot in the back

The funeral of a mother who died after a shooting in a Newport street will be held next week.

Caroline Parry, 46, was found in Seabreeze Avenue on 8 August along with her estranged husband Christopher, 49, who had gunshot wounds to his face.

Mrs Parry's funeral will be held at St Stephen's Church in Newport followed by a burial at St Woolos Cemetery on 3 September.

Police are still waiting to speak to Mr Parry, who is stable in hospital.

On the morning of the shooting, armed Gwent Police officers were called to Seabreeze Avenue, off Corporation Road at 08:45 BST where Mrs Parry and her husband were found lying in the road.

Neighbours reported hearing three gunshots before finding the couple.

Earlier this month, 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.

A post-mortem examination found her cause of death was shotgun wounds to the back of the chest.

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

Image caption Emergency services in Seabreeze Avenue, Newport, on the day of the shooting

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

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

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 couple between May and July.

IPCC commissioner Tom Davies said the investigation will establish how the incidents were risk assessed, how Gwent Police officers dealt with them and whether it had linked the incidents.

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