Shooting: Men Jailed

A man's been jailed for 30 years over a shooting in St Albans that left a man in his twenties seriously injured.

It happened in The Close, St Albans, on the morning of Tuesday 5 June 2012, the Tuesday of the Diamond Jubilee Holiday weekend.

Andre Steven Ryan, 22, from Belmont Hill in St Albans was found guilty of attempted murder and firearms offences.  He was sentenced to 30 years in prison at Croydon Crown Court on Friday 7 December 2012.

Another 22 year old man was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of firearms offences.

Detective Inspector Jerome Kent from the joint Major Crime Unit said: “Whilst incidents of this nature are not of a regular occurrence in Hertfordshire, this was an extremely serious offence.  The victim was seriously injured and is lucky to be alive.

“I would like to thank all those witnesses who assisted our investigation and helped bring the offenders to justice.
 
“Despite searches at the time and numerous lines of inquiry, the gun, which is believed to have been a shotgun, has never been found. I would like to appeal to anyone who knows the location of the gun to contact police or Crimestoppers.”
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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