Melton Mowbray sentencing

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.

– Judge Michael Pert QC

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.

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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.