Police have just announced (Wednesday 1 April) that a man has been charged following an incident at an address in Shalbourne, near Marlborough. James Wells, 42, of Seymour Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the disturbance at the address on Monday evening.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (02/04).
The victims – a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s – who are both known to Wells, remain in hospital. There is currently no change in their condition.
Local Inspector Chris Martin said: “There is likely to be a police presence at the address until the end of the week as we continue with our investigation, so if you live locally please do not be alarmed by this.”
At approximately 7:30pm last night (Monday 30 March) Police and the ambulance service were called to an address in Shalbourne, near to Marlborough following a disturbance. A man was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder.
A woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s were found inside the address by paramedics with multiple injuries.
The woman was taken to Southampton Hospital with serious head injuries where she remains in a critical but stable condition. The man was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and is in a serious but stable condition.
The suspect, who is in his 40s and from the Hampshire area, was arrested at the scene and was taken to Gablecross in Swindon for further questioning.
Det Insp Mark Kent said: “We can confirm that the man currently in custody is known to the two victims and this is being treated as a domestic incident.
“We understand this news will undoubtedly cause concern at a time when there are high levels of anxiety within our communities. Please be reassured that there is no wider risk to the public and we are conducting extensive enquiries today in relation to this incident.
“People living in the local area are likely to see a heightened police presence today as we progress with our enquiries.”