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Sentenced to 27 years: 'The use of firearms on our streets won't be tolerated' say police

The 22-year old has been jailed for attempted murder and firearm offences. Credit: Bedfordshire police

A 22-year old man from Luton has been jailed for 27 and-a-half years, five of which will be on licence after pleading guilty to multiple offences from attempted murder to fire arms offences.

Justice McCann from Ravenhill Way, was jailed at Luton Crown Court. He will not be eligible for parole until 2035.

In October 2019, McCann pleaded guilty to five charges: attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

“Because of your repeated criminality and previous convictions I believe you are dangerous, which is why you have got such a lengthy sentence....It was by chance and by the skill of the doctors you didn’t kill the victim in this case.”

– His Honour Judge Mark Bishop

In August 2019, police were called to reports that a gun had been fired in Albert Road in Luton, it was captured on CCTV and showed McCann running after a car and firing a gun.

A second call was then received fifteen minutes later reporting that a man had been shot in the chest outside shops in New Town Street. The victim has been left with injuries that will affect him for the rest of his life.

McCann's DNA was recovered from the weapon.

The 22 year old was captured on CCTV. Credit: Bedfordshire police

McCann was arrested at another property in Luton a few days later. Police found cannabis, a revolver and eleven rounds of ammunition and clothing matching the clothing seen in the CCTV footage.

“I am pleased that this dangerous and violent individual is now behind bars. I hope the sentence received by McCann shows others that there are consequences for anyone who uses a weapon to either harm or threaten another person...The use of firearms on our streets won’t be tolerated."

– Det Chief Insp Aaron Kiff, Bedfordshire police