West Midlands Police has charged a man over a pub shooting almost 20 years ago.
Anthony Stephens, formerly of Craneberry Road in Tile Cross, was arrested by officers as he stepped off a plane from Ireland at Birmingham Airport on 22 November last year.
And when the 46-year-old answered bail on Saturday (July 5) investigators charged him with attempted murder in connection with a shooting at Coventry pub The Plough on 20 October 1996 that left a 32-year-old staff member fighting for his life.
Itâ€™s alleged Stephens, a tattoo artist, was one of four members of biker gang The Outlaws involved in a scuffle at the pub in the early hours of the morning âˆ’ and fired shots into the bar as he left.
The injured man was shot in the face but, after what doctors described as a “miraculous” recovery, he survived the shooting.
Stephens is scheduled to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court this morning (July 7) when the attempted murder charge will be put to him.