Man charged with attempted murder


West Mercia Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) last night authorised the police to charge Scott Smith, 21, with attempted murder following an incident which took place on 16th January, 2011.

Suzanne Llewellyn, District Crown Prosecutor for Hereford and Worcestershire Crown Court Unit in West Mercia, said: "When I looked at the case presented to me by the police, against Scott Smith, I was satisfied that there was enough evidence to lay the charge against Scott Smith for the attempted  murder of Kristy Holmes.

 "When considering whether this case should be prosecuted, I applied the Code for Crown Prosecutors. In this case, I considered there was a reasonable suspicion that the suspect had committed the offence and that it was in the public interest to commence proceedings."

 Mr Smith will appear before Worcester magistrates' court today.