Third man charged with attempted murder and possession of firearm after North Herts shooting

By Layth Yousif

15th Sep 2023 | Local News

Third man charged with attempted murder following firearm incident in Stevenage
Third man charged with attempted murder following firearm incident in Stevenage

Third man charged following firearm incident in Stevenage

A third man has been charged today (Friday 15 September) following an incident in Stevenage and Welwyn Hatfield last week.

Tommy Harber, aged 25, of Barley Mow Lane in St Albans, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He was remanded into custody and will appear at Hatfield Remand Court tomorrow (Saturday 16 September).

At around 6.15pm on Wednesday (6 September), two vehicles are understood to have been driving erratically along the A414 from the direction of Essendon towards the A1(M). The vehicles – a green Mercedes and a white flatbed van – then entered onto the motorway at Junction 6 (Welwyn) driving northbound towards Stevenage.

At around 630pm, both vehicles exited the motorway at Junction 7 (Stevenage) and the Mercedes was then involved in a collision with a private ambulance on the roundabout above the A1(M). Nobody was injured in the collision.

The Mercedes and van travelled on into Stevenage, along Lytton Way, and past the police station where gunshots were reportedly heard. Lytton Way was subsequently closed to allow a full investigation to be carried out. 

One man was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, believed to have been sustained prior to the incident.

Detective Inspector Iain Macpherson, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: "Three people have now been charged and we hope this news reassures the public. Those involved are believed to be known to each other and again, I hope that is of some reassurance.

"We've been carrying out extensive enquiries and as part of our investigation, we are keen to trace the green Mercedes which has registration ending in WUG. Please do not approach if you do see this vehicle but call 999 immediately."

Tom Harber, aged 50, of Holwell Lane in Essendon, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearms with intent to cause fear/violence, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He has been remanded into custody ahead of a plea hearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday 9 October.

Terry Holmes, aged 31, of Dyes Lane in Stevenage, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and dangerous driving. He has been remanded into custody ahead of a plea hearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday 9 October.

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/71924/23.

     

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