Michael Chudley to appear in crown court next month

Michael Chudley, 62, who has been charged in connection with the shooting of Devizes solicitor Jim Ward will next appear in court on October 5.

Chudley, of Rowde, a property developer, had been due in court on Monday but this hearing has been adjourned.

He has been charged with attempted murder, threats to kill, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence and carrying a firearm with criminal intent.

Mr Ward, of Bratton, was shot at the office of Morris, Goddard and Ward in St John’s Street, Devizes, on July 2 and died on July 22 in Frenchay Hospital, near Bristol, with his family at his side.


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