Teenager charged in connection with shooting - High Wycombe

15/05/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a teenager in connection with a shooting in High Wycombe.

The 17-year-old boy from High Wycombe, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with common assault, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, and possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life or enable another to do so.

The charges relate to an incident, which occurred in the Lucas Wood area next to Underwood Road in High Wycombe on the evening of Sunday, 11 May 2014.

The injured person has now been released from hospital and is recovering at home.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against the teenager.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the teenager with common assault, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, and possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life or enable another to do so.

"The charges are in connection a shooting, which occurred in High Wycombe on Sunday, 11 May 2014.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The teenager was remanded in custody to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court today, Thursday, 15 May 2014.

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