Jail after drive-by shooting

Nottinghamshire drug dealer Declan Madigan, who organised a drive-by shooting, has been jailed for 11 years.

Officers welcome 11-year sentence after drive-by

Detectives who helped put a drug dealer behind bars after he organised a drive-by shooting have welcomed his 11-year sentence.

Declan Madigan, aged 28, of Winthorpe Road, Newark, organised the attack on a house in Aspley - which turned out to be empty - after an argument over drugs.

When police tracked him down, they found cocaine at his house.

Det Insp Lee Young said:

This was a very serious crime which served to terrify the victim. Although the house was empty Madigan could not have known that.

His actions were reckless and spared no thought for any bystanders who may have been in the location around this time.

At no point is there any justification for arming yourself with a gun and the criminal justice system comes down hard on anyone who does.

Despite the web of lies Madigan weaved following the incident there was no doubt of his involvement in this shooting nor his involvement in drug dealing.

I am pleased this has resulted in him now serving a considerable amount of time behind bars.

– DI Lee Young, Nottinghamshire Police

Drug dealer who arranged drive-by shooting is jailed

A dealer who organised a drive-by shooting as part of an argument over drugs has been jailed for 11 years.

Declan Madigan, aged 28, from Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life, and to using another person to hide the firearm.

Declan Madigan arranged a drive-by shooting after an argument over drugs
Declan Madigan arranged a drive-by shooting after an argument over drugs Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Madigan, of Winthorpe Road, Newark, was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday.

The court heard he organised for shots to be fired at a house in Watford Road, Apsley, after an argument around Madigan's drug dealing.

They were designed to intimidate the resident - who was not in at the time - as Madigan felt they had wronged him.

The shooter fled on a motor scooter, and Madigan persuaded a friend to look after the shotgun. He was tracked down by DNA evidence.

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