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Trio allegedly involved in Wanstead shotgun shooting due in court

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 February 2016

Draycot Road, on March 25 2015, after a man had been shot near a nursery in Wanstead. Six men appeared in court yesterday charged with the shooting. Their trial is on March 21 2016.

Draycot Road, on March 25 2015, after a man had been shot near a nursery in Wanstead. Six men appeared in court yesterday charged with the shooting. Their trial is on March 21 2016.

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Three of the six men accused of shooting a man near a nursery will enter their pleas at the Old Bailey today.

Rahul Samma, 26, was blasted in the chest with a shotgun while he sat in his car near Zeeba Nursery, Draycot Road, Wanstead, on March 25 last year.

The victim is thought to have driven off across a park before stopping in High Street, Wanstead, where he was attended to by paramedics.

Mr Samma was taken to an east London hospital in a critical condition with shotgun pellets embedded in his chest, but survived after emergency treatment.

Ramone Celaire, 24, of no fixed address, Jovaughni Richards, 23, of Melon Road, Leytonstone, and Carl Knight, 33, The Stow, Harlow, are all due to enter their pleas today.

Umar Anwar, 21, of Perrin Place, Chelmsford, David Stockley, 29, of Colville Road, Walthamstow and Taylor Scott, 21, of Malvern Road, Waltham Forest, all pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery at the Old Bailey in December.

All six are remanded in custody.

The trial is set for March 21.


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