Somerset caravan site shooting: three brothers sentenced for murder and manslaughter

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to a minimum of 34 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering one man and attempting to murder another with a sawn-off shotgun at a caravan site in Somerset.

Charlie Broadway shot and killed 50-year-old Wilfred Isaacs Senior and shot and injured his 22-year-old son Wilfred Isaacs Junior after an altercation at the Chubbards Cross Caravan Site in Ilton last May.

His brothers John Broadway, 38, and William Broadway, 18, were sentenced to 15 years and 12 years in prison after being found guilty of manslaughter.

Wilfred Isaacs Senior was shot dead with a swan-off shotgun in the incident last May. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Following the shootings both John and Charlie Broadway fled the scene and police launched a nationwide manhunt to find them.

Charlie Broadway handed himself in at Bridgwater Custody Centre the following day and John Broadway was arrested two days later in Staffordshire.

Charlie Broadway was also convicted of unlawful wounding for an assault on Wilfred Isaacs Senior earlier on the day he murdered him and he was also convicted of Actual Bodily Harm for a previous assault on Wilfred Isaacs Junior.

The Chubbards Close caravan site in Ilton where Charlie Broadway shot Wilfred Isaacs Senior dead. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Three other people were convicted of offences following the trial. 30-year-old Bonnie Wilson was sentenced to 18-months’ imprisonment - suspended for two years - after being found guilty of assisting an offender.

23-year-old Joseph Finney and 21-year-old Riley Joe Jones were jointly convicted with Charlie Broadway of unlawful wounding and Actual Bodily Harm. They were both sentenced to 15-months’ imprisonment suspended for two years.

Several firearms were recovered from the caravan site. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Senior Investigating Officer Det Insp Lorna Dallimore, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said the shooting stemmed from a long-running dispute. She said:

The murder weapon - a sawn-off shotgun was found discarded in a toilet. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

During an extensive police investigation several firearms were found at the caravan site including the murder weapon.

Police also discovered a metal bar had been used to assault Wilfred Isaacs Senior earlier in the day.

Thousands of pieces of evidence, including blood-stained clothing, were found at the caravan site. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The family of Wilfred Isaacs Senior released a statement and tribute following the conclusion of a trial at Bristol Crown Court, saying "his humour, love and happiness will never be replaced":