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Melton Burglary Trial

Two men have been sentenced following the burglary at a house in Melton Mowbray in which the householder fired a legally held gun at two men entering his home.

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Burglar who was shot admits burglary in Melton

A man from Leicester has admitted breaking into a remote cottage in Melton.

Joshua O'Gorman pleaded guilty to the burglary at Loughborough Magistrates court today. He was shot by the home owner of the house he broke into.

Daniel Mansell was the second burglar. He admitted to the offence in court last week. He was also shot by the home owner, Andy Ferrie, in the early hours of Sunday 3rd September, when the burglary took place.

Both men will appear at Leicester Crown Court for sentencing on 25th September.

Homeowners Andy Ferrie, 35, and his wife Tracey, 43, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after Mr Ferrie called police to tell them he had fired his shotgun at intruders.

They were later bailed and were told that they would not face criminal charges.

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