Woman shot in chest with air rifle during ‘domestic dispute’

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A MAN appeared in court after a woman was shot in the chest with an air rifle.

David Archer faces charges of wounding and possessing a firearm in connection with the incident earlier this month.

The 24-year-old woman was injured in a domestic dispute in Moncrieff Terrace, Easington Colliery.

No charges were put to Archer during the short preliminary hearing at Durham Crown Court.

Judge Robert Adams ordered a plea hearing to take place on December 2.

The judge set a provisional trial date of February 24 next year.

Archer, 26, was bailed on condition he lives at an address in Balliol Close, Peterlee.