Doncaster man and woman accused of attempted murder charges facing trial
A man and a woman have appeared at Sheffield Crown Court via a video-link facing charges of attempted murder.
The court heard today, February 3, how Nicola Marie Butler, aged 44, and Joe Edward Roberts, aged 20, both of Windmill Avenue, Doncaster, initially had their case heard at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on January 29 before it was committed to the crown court.
Mr Roberts is charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, arson with intent to endanger life, and violent disorder.
Ms Butler is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
The charges relate to reported shootings in the Conisbrough area of Doncaster between November 7 and 9, according to South Yorkshire Police.
Police stated they were called to reports of firearms discharges in the Park Road, Daylands Avenue and March Vale Rise areas of Conisbrough.
A 19-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries during an alleged incident on Daylands Avenue, according to police, and two men, aged 47 and 22, suffered non-life threatening injuries during an alleged incident on March Vale Rise.
Gordon Stables, prosecuting, confirmed there are attempted murder charges on different dates.
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, The Recorder of Sheffield, indicated a further case management hearing is expected to be heard on April 19 with a provisional trial date of September 13.
Judge Richardson adjourned the case until February 5, to confirm and consider further matters. Both defendants are remanded in custody.