Charges dropped after Westwoodside shooting

Armed police on The Cove, Westwoodside were there are reports of an armed person on the loose. Picture: Andrew Roe

Armed police on The Cove, Westwoodside were there are reports of an armed person on the loose. Picture: Andrew Roe

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Charges have been dropped against a Doncaster man who was set to go on trial on Monday following a shooting in Westwoodside.

Robert Watson was due to appear in Hull Crown Court on Monday after being charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life following the disturbance in a the North Lincolnshire village in July.

But the charge has now been dropped against Mr Watson, aged 26, of Zetland Road, Doncaster.

Armed police descended on Westwoodside on Tuesday July 7 after gunshots were fired.

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