South East Wales

Newport shooting: Caroline Parry's funeral held

Caroline Parry
Image caption Caroline Parry was found fatally injured in a Newport street

The funeral of a mother who died after being shot in a Newport street has been held.

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

Mrs Parry's funeral took place at St Stephen's Church in Newport followed by a burial at St Woolos Cemetery.

Mr Parry is believed to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Armed officers were called to the residential area of the city on the morning of the shooting.

Mrs Parry and her husband were found lying in the road after neighbours reported hearing three gunshots.

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

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.

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

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 would also establish how the incidents were risk assessed and how Gwent Police officers dealt with them.

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