Lee-on-the-Solent man, 42, to appear in court charged with attempted murder of his parents

DETECTIVES have charged a man from Lee-on-the-Solent with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly launching an attack on his parents.

James Wells, 42, of Seymour Road, was charged following the attack in Shalbourne, near Marlborough, on Monday evening.

The victims, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s, were confirmed by police to be Wells’s parents, the Wiltshire Times reported.

The couple remain in hospital after reportedly suffering multiple injuries.


Wells has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning.

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Police were called to a disturbance at a house in the rural hamlet of Ham at 7.30pm on Monday.

The injured couple were both found inside the property by paramedics with a number of injuries.

The woman, who has not been named, was taken to Southampton Hospital with serious head injuries where she remains in a critical but stable condition, Wiltshire Times reported.

The man was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and is in a serious but stable condition.

Suspect Wells was arrested at the scene.

Det Insp Mark Kent, of Wiltshire Police, said: ‘We can confirm that the man currently in custody is known to the two victims and this is being treated as a domestic incident.

‘We understand this news will undoubtedly cause concern at a time when there are high levels of anxiety within our communities.

‘Please be reassured that there is no wider risk to the public and we are conducting extensive enquiries today in relation to this incident.’

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