Man Jailed For Attempted Murder

15 December 2010, 16:24 | Updated: 15 December 2010, 16:29

A man who fired a shotgun at some doormen who threw him out of a Cambridgeshire nightclub has been sentenced.

Jack Smith, who is 28 and from Cambridge Street in St Neots, was removed from the Unique bar in St Neots after getting into an argument on December 18th last year.

A short while later, he returned in his car, pointed a shotgun out of the window and fired a shot towards the two doormen outside the nightclub.

One of the doormen was hit by pellets from the weapon.

One lodged in the skull behind the 52 year old's hairline and the other around his left ear.

The victim was treated in hospital and has since made a full recovery.

Smith has been convicted of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to commit an offence.

He has been jailed for 15 years.

DC Derek Cornhill, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was a serious offence which could easily have killed the victim and it is only luck that most of the pellets from the shotgun hit the nightclub's doors."