Second man charged following incidents in Stevenage and Welwyn Hatfield
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A second man has been charged today (Wednesday 13 September) following an incident in Stevenage and Welwyn Hatfield last week.
Terry Holmes, aged 31, of Stevenage, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and dangerous driving.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Hatfield Remand Court tomorrow (Thursday 14 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 6.30pm, 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, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit, said: “We hope the public feel reassured to know that a second person has been charged.
“Those involved are believed to be known to each other and our investigation is ongoing so please get in touch if you have information or saw what happened.
“The green Mercedes remains outstanding and we are particularly keen to hear from anybody who thinks they have seen it. It has a registration ending in WUG. Please do not approach if you do see this vehicle but call 999 immediately.”
Tom Harber, aged 50, of 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.
A 25 year old man from Basildon has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.