Trial date set for alleged burglary accomplice in Colnbrook shooting

The trial date has been set for the alleged accomplice in the burglary last month that left a man shot dead in a Colnbrook wood.

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Anthony Hearn, 48, of Moreland Close, Colnbrook, will face trial at Reading Crown Court on Monday, 27th November.

Hearn was arrested and later following the fatal shooting of 48-year-old, Wayne Digby, from Slough, who is alleged to have attempted to break into a caravan shared by Reuben Gregory and his sister on Monday, 12th June.  He was charged with aggravated burglary after being identified as Digby’s alleged accomplice, a charge he denies.

A post mortem identified the cause of death as a shotgun wound to the abdomen.  72-year-old Mr Gregory was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the shooting, off the Colnbrook By-pass.

Mr Gregory was granted bail, which was renewed on July 11.  He must next answer bail on September 12.

 

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