Melton shooting: Man admits burglary at farmhouse in Welby
A man has admitted a farmhouse burglary in Leicestershire which led to the arrest of two homeowners after they opened fire on intruders.
Daniel Mansell (33) from Leicester, entered a guilty plea at Loughborough Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and will be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on September 25.
Married couple Andy and Tracey Ferrie were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a legally-owned shotgun was fired during a break-in at their home in Welby, Leicestershire, in the early hours of Sunday. They were bailed pending further inquiries on Tuesday.
Joshua O'Gorman (27), who is also charged with burglary, gave no indication of plea and was remanded in custody to appear before magistrates on September 14.
The court heard that Mr Ferrie, 35, and his 43-year-old wife went to bed at around 10.15pm on Saturday and were woken hours later by banging and the sound of breaking glass.
Sally Cook, prosecuting, said: “It is no secret that a shotgun was fired at the property.”
She said Mansell, who appeared to have his arm in a sling under a grey sweatshirt, was injured inside the property and arrested later at hospital in Leicester.