Welby farm shooting: Man due in court over burglary charge
A man charged over a break-in during which the homeowner shot at the intruders at a farm in Leicestershire is to appear in court.
Joshua O'Gorman will appear via videolink at Loughborough Magistrates' Court charged with burglary following an incident at a farm in Welby, near Melton Mowbray.
The 27-year-old, from Leicester, is yet to enter a plea. He was remanded into custody following a hearing at the court last week.
Homeowners Andy Ferrie, 35, and his wife Tracey, 43, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after Mr Ferrie called police to tell them he fired his shotgun at two of four intruders in his home.
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Mr Ferrie used the gun, legally owned, when he and his wife were disturbed at their isolated farm.
Two men were treated in hospital but neither of them sustained life-threatening injuries.
Mr and Mrs Ferrie were later bailed and told by Crown Prosecution Service officials that they would not face criminal charges.
Daniel Mansell, 33, from Leicester##, pleaded guilty to burglary at Loughborough Magistrates' Court last week and was remanded in custody. He will be sentenced at Leicester## Crown Court on September 25.
The court heard that Mr and Mrs Ferrie went to bed at about 10.15pm on Saturday September 1 and were woken hours later by banging and the sound of breaking glass.
Two other arrested men, a 31-year-old and a 23-year-old, have been bailed pending further enquiries.