THE trial of two men charged with the attempted murder of two police officers after a shot was fired 'with intent to endanger life' in Worcester, is listed to start today.

Gerard Doherty, 20, of Oxford Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire and Ciaran Irvine, 19, of no fixed address are jointly charged with the attempted murder of two police officers, PC Simon Damm and PC James Rimmer.

We have also previously reported a third man Kyle Ryley, 21, of no fixed address is charged with the same offence, but appears not to be listed today.

They are further charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession of an offensive weapon (a machete) in a public place. Ryley alone faces charges of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

An alternative has been put down to the trial on the court listing, a three week trial of fact.

The case is listed for a morning hearing in courtroom one.

Elsewhere Richard Allwood trial, and Ryan Davies Hall is listed for a plea in courtroom 3.

Not all cases that appear on the list are of interest to the public or press. They include bail applications, administrative hearings and mentions.

One of the courts, court room 2, is remote which means parties including barristers and defendants appear over videolink rather than in person. Many of courtroom 2 cases are administrative hearings.