A47 Guyhirn shooting: Five charges of attempted murder dropped by CPS

14:34 19 June 2012

A47 closure at Wisbech.

A47 closure at Wisbech.

Archant

THE Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all five charges of attempted murder facing Parson Drove man Joseph Upton, who had been accused of being involved in a shooting incident on the A47.

Upton, 38, denied all charges when he appeared in court back in March, and had been due to face trial at Southwark Crown Court this week.

The charges were the result of a car crash, and reports of “gunfire” that left one man with minor injuries.

The alleged incident happened in the early hours of November 19 last year, when a car went into a ditch between Wisbech and Guyhirn, and flipped over on to its roof. Police were called to the scene, and later confirmed that a firearm had been involved.

Fenland’s busiest road was closed for more than 10 hours while forensic officers investigated the scene.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the case had been closed due to “insufficient evidence”.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 20:05
Melanie Murdoch, pictured running in the Great East Anglia Run.

Two proud brothers have said good luck to their mum through this newspaper as she prepares to take part in her second marathon in just five weeks.

Yesterday, 16:46
Pinnacle House, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

A woman has been injured in a two vehicle collision outside Pinnacle House in Wisbech.

Yesterday, 16:21
Wisbech Sunday Market.

About 100 stalls and car booters will be selling a variety of goods at the Wisbech Sunday Market.

Yesterday, 14:23
A car was set on fire in Wisbech. Picture: Fencops

A car was set on fire in Wisbech last night - the second arson to take place in Admirals Drive in three days.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition