Northamptonshire men charged over firearms incident near supermarket

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision in Poynings
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision in Poynings

Two men from Northamptonshire have been charged in connection with an incident where shots were reportedly fired in Weymouth.

Dorset Police received a report last May of shots being fired near to the Asda supermarket.

There were also reports of a number of men seen running from the scene.

Following a detailed investigation, a 21-year-old man has been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and a 19-year-old man has been charged with possessing a firearm. Both are from Northamptonshire.

They are due to appear before Poole Magistrates' Court on Friday, May 17.

A 55-year-old Weymouth man and a 33-year-old Portland man who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder are no longer under investigation and will face no further police action.

A 22-year-old woman from Weymouth and 48-year-old Weymouth man who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender are also no longer under investigation.