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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Two jailed for almost 25 years for part in Nottingham and Derby shootings

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Two men have been jailed for their part in two ‘brazen and cowardly’ shootings – one of which resulted in an innocent woman being hit in the arm.

Jordan Murray and Dianvelli Williams were convicted in April for their part in the shootings which took place in October and November of 2018.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday) they were jailed for total of nearly 25 years.

The first shooting took place at an address in Upper Langwith, Derbyshire, when shots were fired through a living room window, narrowly missing a woman inside.

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The second took place outside the Das Kino bar in Fletcher Gate, Nottingham city centre, when a person on a moped fired five shots at the front of the building.

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The scene at Fletcher Gate November 2018
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One of the five rounds fired hit a 24-year-old woman in the arm. Her injuries were not life-threatening.

Jordan Murray, 28, formerly of Beckhampton Road, Bestwood, had previously been found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to the Nottingham city centre shooting and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

He also admitted to conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to the Upper Langwith shooting but was cleared of conspiracy to murder charges relating to both shootings. In addition he was found not guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to the Upper Langwith shooting.

He was sentenced to a total of 18 years on jail – 17 for the shootings and one year for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Dianvelli Williams, 23, formerly of Silk Mill Avenue, Leeds, fired multiple rounds through the window of the property in Upper Langwith and later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He was cleared of one count of conspiracy to murder and one count of
conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He was sentenced to six years and six months in prison.

Tiyanna Clayton, 20, of Nottingham Road, Basford, was also sentenced today after being found guilty at the same trial of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. She was found to have facilitated calls between Murray and a witness inducing them to change the statement they had provided to the police.

She was given a 12-month prison sentence suspended for 15 months.

Detective Inspector Richard Monk, of Nottinghamshire Police’s major crime unit, said: “The men who committed these brazen and cowardly shootings are dangerous criminals who conspired to fire weapons on our streets. As a result of one of these shootings a wholly innocent woman received a gunshot wound to
her arm and must now live with the trauma of what happened to her that night.

“Although this young lady was very clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time, she is also extremely lucky not to have been killed or seriously injured in this truly awful act of violence.”

“As police officers we take an oath to protect the public from harm. In reality that means protecting them from the kind of people who place the public in danger by acting in this way. Although offences like this are thankfully extremely rare, we will always treat them with the utmost seriousness.”