Man charged with attempted murder after victim shot at home

A man was charged with attempted murder after a victim was shot multiple times at his home.

Emergency services were called to Poplars Avenue, in Warrington, shortly before 9pm on Friday, April 24 after reports of gunshots.

A short time later, a 55-year-old victim was rushed to hospital as police began hunting the shooter.

On Sunday, officers in Southport swarmed Grantham Road and arrested a man in connection with the shooting.

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Anthony Morris, of no fixed address, has now been charged with attempted murder over the attack.

The 22-year-old was also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

In a statement, Cheshire Police said: "A young man has been charged in connection with an incident in Warrington.

"Anthony Morris was arrested on Grantham Road in Southport on Sunday 27 April. The 22-year-old has subsequently been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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"Morris, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 29 April.

"A 53-year-old man was also arrested has been released without charge.

"The charges relate to an incident, which took place at 8.50pm on Friday 24 April in Poplars Avenue, Orford, where a 55-year-old man sustained serious injuries.

"The man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition."

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A police cordon was erected around the home on Poplars Avenue after the shooting and forensic officers were spotted working at the scene for most of Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police by ringing 101, quoting IML 690217 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

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