Washington shooting: Man due in court to face charge of attempted murder

A 33-year-old man will make his first appearance in court charged with attempted murder on Monday, October 14.

Monday, 14th October 2019, 9:10 am
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 12:16 pm

John Dees, of no fixed address, will appear before magistrates at South Tyneside charged with attempted murder and possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life.

The injured man, 28, was taken to Gateshead’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday, October 10 with “life-threatening” injuries.

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The scene of a shooting in the Blue House Lane area of Washington.

Dees was arrested by the force on Friday, October 11 and charged on Saturday, October 12.

He confirmed that the 28-year-old man remains in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary and that his injuries are “life changing”.

A man is due in court on Monday, October 14.