Trio jailed after man shot in Little Hulton
Three people have been jailed after a man was shot in Little Hulton.
Connor Holland (24/02/95), Gorse Drive, Little Hulton, was found guilty of possession of a firearm, assault and two counts of possession of ammunition. He was sentenced to 15 years and three months in prison.
Dean Holland (01/07/70), Gorse Drive, Little Hulton, was found guilty of two counts of possession of ammunition. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Jane Blood (06/07/76), Gorse Drive, Little Hulton, was found guilty of possession of ammunition. She was sentenced to nine years in prison.
This followed a trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, and on Tuesday 28 March 2017, they were sentenced, but restrictions were in place so it could not be reported on at the time. The reporting restrictions have now been lifted.
On Saturday 4 June 2016, a 33-year-old man was shot in the chest on Mill Hill in Little Hulton and was seriously injured. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his torso and left arm suffering serious, life-changing injuries.
Detectives at Salford launched an investigation and the three were arrested. During a search, officers recovered live ammunition and all three were subsequently charged.
Superintendent Mark Kenny of GMP’s Salford Borough said: “This investigation led to significant jail terms for three Salford criminals and it was an excellent result that we weren’t able to mention, until now.
“With the help of people in Salford, and our partners, we have taken three criminals off our streets and made Little Hulton safer as a result.”
“This shooting left a man with life-changing injuries and was part of a series of violent incidents in Salford, as a result of a dispute between two criminal groups in Little Hulton.
“We have been working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and prevent further serious violence. In addition to these sentences, 11 injunctions were taken out by GMP to help prevent further violent crime between these rival organised crime groups.