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Four charged after attempted murder and aggravated burglary

Four people have appeared in court this morning following an attempted murder and aggravated burglary in Lowestoft.

Around 1:20pm on Sunday 27 August, police received reports of an injured man seen staggering in the High Street.

Police attended but were unable to locate the injured man. Officers began extensive enquiries including forensic, house to house, and CCTV work and discovered a damaged front door of a flat in the High Street. Inside, officers seized items including a firearm, gas canister and metal bar.

The victim - a man in his 30s – subsequently made contact with police. He confirmed that  two men and two women had come to his home address. A quantity of cash was stolen and the victim sustained significant injuries including gunshot wounds to his back and neck, which required surgery to remove multiple pellets.

Yesterday, Tuesday 12 September, police arrested four people in connection with the incident who were charged as follows:

  • Thomas Dale, aged 19 and of no fixed abode, has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary.
  • Daniel Howarth, aged 25 and of Carlton Square in Carlton Colville, has been charged with aggravated burglary.
  • Emma Hales, aged 31 and of Denmark Road, Lowestoft, has been charged with aggravated burglary.
  • Hayley Capps, aged 30 and of St Edmunds Crescent, Kessingland, has been charged with aggravated burglary.

All four appeared before Norwich Magistrates’ this morning. Dale was remanded in custody by the court, whilst the other three were initially all granted bail. However, Howarth was subsequently remanded into custody until tomorrow, Thursday 14 September, where he will appear at Ipswich Crown Court following a challenge by the Crown Prosecution Service to him being granted bail.

All four are due to return to Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday 11 October.