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Man in court on murder attempt charge after shooting

Shooting scene in Glade Close, Plymouth
Image caption The wounded man was found in Glade Close

A 21-year-old man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Plymouth.

John David Pitcher, from Glade Close, Plymouth, has also been charged with fraud, Plymouth Magistrates' Court heard.

A 56-year-old man suffered shotgun wounds at a house in Glade Close on 9 December. His injuries were described by police as "life-changing".

Mr Pitcher was remanded in custody to appear at a crown court next year.

Police said they had recovered a weapon and ammunition they had been searching for in connection with the shooting.

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