South East Wales

Christopher Parry charged over Caroline Parry shooting death

Caroline Parry
Image caption Caroline Parry was shot in a Newport street

A 49-year-old man has been charged with murdering his estranged wife in a shooting in a Newport street in August.

Caroline Parry, 46, died in a shooting in Seabreeze Avenue on 8 August.

Christopher Parry, who was critically hurt after suffering gunshot wounds to the head in the incident, has appeared before the city's magistrates.

He is charged with murder and possessing a firearm with intent to commit murder and will appear at Cardiff Crown Court on 2 December.

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

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

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking at the role of Gwent Police in the months before the shooting.

The police watchdog has previously confirmed it was investigating if police had linked three call-outs to the pair between May and July.

The IPCC had said the investigation would also establish how the incidents were risk assessed and how Gwent Police officers dealt with them.