Two men have been sentenced to a total of 41 years in prison following the shooting of a man in Aylesbury earlier this year.
Following a three week trial at Reading Crown Court in September 2014, a 22 year old man from Fellows Park Gardens, Walsall was found guilty of attempted murder and conspiracy to supply a class A drug (heroin).
He was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday 17th October 2014 to 23 years in prison for attempted murder and six years in prison for the drugs offence, to be served concurrently.
A 20 year old of Waterside St, West Bromwich was also found guilty of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment at Reading Crown Court on Friday 17th October 2014.
The case relates to an incident on 16th March 2014 in Hilton Avenue, Aylesbury when a 44-year-old man was shot while standing in the street.
At 7.15pm the victim, a man from Bletchley, had taken a taxi to Hilton Avenue to meet the two men. During the conversation one of the men shot the victim three times in his legs before making off in a nearby car.
The victim got back into the taxi, which had been waiting for him, and asked to be taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He called police en route. He was treated for his injuries and was discharged at a later date.
Both convicted men were arrested in Walsall on 4th April 2014 and charged on 5th April 2014.
Senior Investigating Officer, Det Ch Insp Vince Grey said: ‘While this was not a random attack, it was a very public one, in the street in the early evening. It would have been very scary and upsetting for those people nearby. We are pleased that we were able to arrest and charge the perpetrators within a short time and that they have now been handed prison sentences which will ensure they are off the streets.‘