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Two Merseyside hitmen jailed for grenade attack

Photo: West Midlands Police

Two hitmen from Merseyside have been jailed for a total of 44 years after a grenade attack on a home in Birmingham.

Stephen Cronin and Bradley Harrington travelled to the Moseley area of Birmingham from Liverpool on the 24th of May last year.

CCTV images captured the two men smashing a window and a throwing a live grenade into the house, before escaping in a getaway car. Police later managed to track their movements back to Liverpool.

It later emerged they'd been hired by local man Danyal Gurjee. He's been jailed for 16 years.

Luckily no one was injured in the blast, but the building was badly damaged.

Bradley Harrington, 23 of Access Road, West Derby was sentenced to 23 years in prison for conspiracy to cause an explosion.

Stephen Cronin, 21 of Pilch Bank Road, Dovecot was sentenced to 21 years and eight months in prison for conspiracy to cause an explosion

Bradley Harrington Credit: West Midlands Police
Stephen Cronin Credit: West Midlands Police

This was an extensive and complex investigation in which we assisted West Midlands Police and it is extremely pleasing to see that these dangerous individuals have now been removed from our communities.

The sentences handed down show exactly how seriously acts of violence such as this are taken and there is absolutely no place for those who commit such crimes in our society. I hope the victim has found comfort in the fact that these individuals will now be behind bars for an extensive period of time.

– Detective Inspector Tara Denn, West Midlands Police