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Man, 22, in dock charged with the attempted murder of Barry Selby
The victim of an alleged acid and gun attack in his bedroom is not expected to survive, a court heard yesterday.
Calvert, of Stirling Crescent, Holme Wood, Bradford, also faces a separate charge of robbery, alleged to have taken place at the Mary Street caravan site on August 8 this year.
Prosecutor Linda Fowler said the allegation of attempted murder took place at the home of the victim, Barry Selby, in Rayleigh Street, East Bowling, where he lives with his wife and 19-year-old daughter, at 2am, on Monday, October 14.
Following the incident Mr Selby was taken to hospital where he had surgery to remove a bullet from his leg. He also suffered 50 per cent burns to his body, largely to his upper torso and groin area, from a corrosive substance, the prosecutor told the magistrates.
Mrs Fowler added: “His condition is extremely critical. It’s doubtful whether he will survive.”
Calvert, who is bearded with thinning short brown hair and was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a blue quilted top with beige epaulettes, was flanked by two security officers in the dock. He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
During a 35-minute hearing, Calvert’s solicitor, Yousuf Khan, applied for bail for his client.
Mr Khan said the defendant maintained he was innocent of both charges. He said bail could be granted with conditions. There was an address available to him in Grimsby, he could be subject to an electronically monitored curfew, and could be ordered not to enter Bradford.
Mrs Fowler said the matters could only be dealt with at the Crown Court and the prosecution opposed bail.
After a ten-minute adjournment, the chairman of the bench, Mrs Gill Arnold, said Calvert would be remanded in custody. He will next appear at Bradford Crown Court on November 1.