Two men were jailed today at Leicester Crown Court for attempting to burgle a farm in Melton Mowbray, during which the homeowner shot at them.
Joshua O'Gorman and Daniel Mansell were sentenced to four years each. Sentencing them Judge Michael Pert QC said:
If you burgle a house in the country where the householder owns a legally held shotgun that is the chance you take: you cannot come to court and expect a lighter sentence.
He also said that the property was deliberately targeted; it was in an isolated area, the men had to cross fields, what the men did involved significant planning, they went equipped and they went as a group.
Two men jailed for attempting to burgle a farm in Melton Mowbray, during which the householder shot at them with a legally-held shotgun.
A man from Leicester has admitted taking part in a break-in at a remote farmhouse in which gunshots were fired.