Two teenagers charged with murder of Lewis Williams after fatal shooting in Doncaster

Two teenagers have been charged with murder after a young man was fatally shot in Doncaster.

By Alana Roberts
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 8:38 pm

A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy from Doncaster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have this evening been charged with murder as well as possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and criminal damage after the death of 20-year-old Lewis Williams on Monday.

The 16-year-old has also been charged with assault.

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Lewis Williams was shot dead in Mexborough on Monday afternoon

Both have been remanded into custody and will appear before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, January 15.

Mr Williams was gunned down close to the Farmfoods store on Wath Road, in Mexborough, at around 5pm on Monday afternoon.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of a shotgun wound to his neck and face.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Enquiries into the death of Lewis Williams continue

Two other people arrested on suspicion of murder – a 22-year-old man and a 32-year-old man – both remain in police custody.

Another 20-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Although the cordon that was in place on Wath Road has now been lifted, there remains a police presence in the area as the investiation continues.

Police have urged anyone with information about Mr William’s death to contact them on 101 and quote incident number 495 of January 11.

You can also contact Crimestoppers to give information anonymously, via their website – www.crimestoppers-uk.org – or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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