Nottingham man jailed for firing a shotgun

Nottingham Crown Court

A man who fired a shotgun towards a group of people in Old Basford has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison. 

Leon McGuire, of Overdale Road in Old Basford, appeared at Nottingham Crown court today (Thursday 19 October 2017) following a ten day trial.

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The 24-year-old previously pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence as well as violent disorder but was convicted by the jury.

The court heard how he used the firearm, described as a sawn-off shot gun, at around 3.15pm on Tuesday 11 April 2017 following a dispute with another family.

A 22-year-old man suffered a minor injury.

An investigation was launched after members of the public reported hearing gun shots.

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Detective Constable Colin Kirkup of Nottinghamshire Police said: “McGuire used a shotgun in mid afternoon in a residential area without any consideration as to the risk of harm. We are pleased with the sentencing as it sends the message that firearms offences of any kind will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire.”

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