Man Jailed Over Linton Shooting

20 September 2013, 16:15

32 year old Richard Hughes from Lynemouth in Northumberland has been jailed for 10 years after another man was shot in Linton.

On Sunday, March 24th, police were informed a man had been shot in the leg in Second Row, in Linton, near Morpeth.

The victim, 23-year-old Gavin Bradley, was taken to hospital for treatment.

He suffered serious injuries to both his legs and continues to require on-going treatment.

Richard Hughes, from Albion Terrace in Lynemouth pleaded guilty to section 18 assault and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life on August 21st.

He was sentenced to ten years imprisonment at Newcastle Crown Court today.

Detective Sergeant Matt Sykes, said:
"Gavin has suffered serious life-changing injuries that will require on-going medical treatment and affect the rest of his life.

Unlawful possession of a firearm has serious consequences and we understand the concern incidents like this have on our communities, especially in close-knit communities such as Linton.

However, this incident has not just had a major impact on Linton but across the whole of South East Northumberland.

I hope they feel reassured police and the courts are taking these offences seriously and will make sure those responsible face the consequences of their unlawful actions."

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