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Four Convicted After Man Shot In Lowestoft

Four people have been convicted after a man was shot and robbed in his own home in Lowestoft.

Two men and two women were charged in connection with the incident which took place last year. 

On Sunday 27 August at around 1:20pm, police received reports of an injured man seen staggering in the High Street in the town.

Police attended but were unable to locate the injured man. 

Officers began extensive forensic, house to house and CCTV enquiries, and discovered a damaged front door of a flat in the High Street. Inside, officers seized items including a firearm, gas canister and metal bar.

The victim - a man in his 30s - subsequently made contact with police. 

He confirmed that two men and two women had come to his home address. 

A quantity of cash was stolen and the victim sustained significant injuries including gunshot wounds to his back and neck, which required surgery to remove multiple pellets.

On 12 September, police arrested four people in connection with the incident. Thomas Dale, now aged 20 and of no fixed abode, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary. 

Daniel Howarth, aged 26 of Carlton Square in Carlton Colville, Emma Hales, aged 31 of Denmark Road, Lowestoft and Hayley Capps, aged 31 of St Edmunds Crescent, Kessingland, were all charged with aggravated burglary.

Thomas Dale pleaded guilty to committing grievous bodily harm with intent and aggravated burglary. 
The three other defendants denied the charges and appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday 5 March for the beginning of the trial.

 On the first day of the hearing Daniel Howarth pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary. 

On Wednesday 7 March, both Emma Hales and Hayley Capps pleaded guilty to burglary.

All four people will be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court at a later date to be confirmed.

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