Boy Believed To Have Been Shot With Air Gun In Bristol

2 July 2016, 15:57 | Updated: 3 July 2016, 10:25

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Police have charged two people after an incident in which a one-year-old boy was shot with an air weapon.

24 year old Jordan Walters and Emma Jane Horseman who's 23 of Bishport Avenue, have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm.

They have been remanded in custody to appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 July.

Bristol air gun attack

On Friday 1st July, Harry Studley was hit in the head by a pellet discharged from an air weapon at a property in Bishport Avenue, Hartcliffe. 

He remains in a critical condition in Bristol Children’s Hospital with a serious head injury

Det Insp Jonathan Deane said: “We have forensic officers at the scene in Hartcliffe and our focus is very much on unravelling the full circumstances leading up to this tragedy.

“We’re not looking for anyone else in connection with what happened and at the time we’re treating this as a potentially negligent act.

“We believe the child received the severe injury from one pellet discharged from an air weapon.

“Our thoughts are with the child’s family and they are being given all the help and support they need.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we carry out our enquiries and reassurance patrols will be carried out tonight and tomorrow.

“If any residents have specific concerns then please speak to your neighbourhood team.”

The family of the 18 month old baby have released a statement, Harry Studley‘s parents Amy Allen and Edward Studley said:

“We very much appreciate the help and support of our family, friends and local community at this very difficult time.

“We are concentrating our focus on our son Harry’s recovery and would appreciate if we could have our privacy respected in order to allow us to do so.”