Three men jailed after gun is shot through window of house in Long Sutton
PUBLISHED: 15:06 29 June 2017
Three men have been jailed after a gun was shot through the window of a house in Long Sutton where a mother was alone with her young child.
The men went to Anfield Close on Sunday 10 January 2016 where Lloyd Peter Hook, 22, discharged a shot. Luckily, no-one was injured.
The men were charged and remanded in custody. They pleaded guilty to offences and were sentenced on Friday 23 June 2017.
All three men were convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Lloyd Peter Hook, 22, was sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment.
Samuel James Tooke, 26, received 10 years imprisonment, which included additional offences of burglary dwelling and handling stolen goods.
Shane Kelk, 23, was sentenced to seven years and five months imprisonment, which included additional offences of burglary, handling stolen goods, theft, assault, assaulting a police officer, possession of a knife, and drugs trafficking offences.
Detective Inspector Dave Rimmer said: “My first thoughts are with the victims of all the offences who can now be assured the offenders will not be at liberty for the foreseeable future.
“At the time of the firearms offence there was a mother with her young child in the house. You can only imagine how frightening this would have been for them.
“This has been a painstaking investigation, involving multiple offenders and offences. The sentences are the culmination of a detailed and thorough investigation spanning in excess of a year.
“I am proud of the quality of the investigation undertaken and pay tribute to the teams professional determination, which has led to guilty pleas and the long term incarceration of these criminals.”