A MAN is to stand trial later this year over the shooting of a builder who was blasted in the face at point blank range while he was sitting in a parked car.
Scott Moore pleaded not guilty at Warwick Crown Court to the attempted murder of 32-year-old Robert Cummings in Keresley End on March 14.
The 22-year-old of Old Winnings Road in Keresley, also pleaded not guilty to possessing a firearm, a revolver, with intent to commit murder.
The charges follow an incident at around 9.15am in which Mr Cummings was shot by a masked man as he sat in a friend’s car at the junction of Somers Road and Charity Road.
The Observer reported at the time how the victim was taken to George Eliot Hospital by his friend before being transferred to University Hospital for emergency surgery.
Mr Moore was arrested and charged after handing himself in at Nuneaton police station later the same day.
No application was made for bail although the court was told his defence was based on him having spent the previous night with a woman at her home and after leaving at around midday he heard the police were looking for him so went to see them.
A trial is expected to start on September 22.