A 42-year-old man from south Hampshire has been charged with the attempted murder of his mother and her partner at a bungalow in a Wiltshire village.
Police officers raced to reports of a disturbance at the detached village home in Cutting Lane, on the Shalbourne-Ham border, at around 7.30pm on Monday evening.
Gosport man James Wells, 42, of Seymour Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, Wiltshire Police announced today.
He has been remanded in custody, due to appear at Bristol Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
His mother, in her 60s, was taken to Southampton Hospital with serious head injuries where she remains in critical but stable condition.
The man, in his 70s and not thought to be a blood relative of the suspect, was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and remains in a serious but stable condition.
Local Inspector Chris Martin said: “There is likely to be a police presence at the address until the end of the week as we continue with our investigation, so if you live locally please do not be alarmed by this.”
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