Woodford Green shooting victim ‘contracts infection in hospital’

The Woodford Green trader shot three times last week had been “making progress” in hospital but now has an infection, a family friend has said this morning.

The co-owner of milkshake parlour Cakes and Shakes in High Road, named locally as James Bryant, 24, suffered serious injuries after the attack on Monday of last week.

The friend said: “James is still hanging in there. He is a fighter and a strong lad.”

A 21-year-old man is at Redbridge Magistrates Court today charged with attempted murder over the shooting.

Temidire Owalabi of no fixed address, was charged on Saturday with attempted murder, possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life on November 12; and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life on November 14.

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Three other men arrested in connection with the investigation have been bailed to a date in early January pending further inquiries.

Two days before there was another shooting at the milkshake bar, but no one was injured.

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