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Five people found guilty in Kettering shooting trial

June 5, 2018

Five people were yesterday (Monday, June 4) found guilty of the shooting of a 36-year-old man in Field Street, Kettering.

The trial began on 9 April and has lasted nearly eight weeks. After two days of deliberation by the jury at Northampton Crown Court, Spencer Carr, 39, was found guilty of GBH with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. 

Michael Villiers, 46, and Darren Freeman, 36, were also both found guilty of GBH. Lorna Carr, 29, was found guilty of assisting an offender with Kelly Davies, 39, found guilty of conspiracy to commit GBH.

The shooting happened on 14 October 2017 when Carr shot the man, who had his back turned at the time, in the leg, before exiting the scene in a white van. Villiers and Freeman were also in the van at the time of the offence. The shot caused such extensive damage to the man’s leg that it had to be amputated. 

Detective Chief Inspector, Lee McBride, said: “This was a very complex investigation which I am pleased has concluded with the conviction of five individuals.  

“This man’s life was never the same after the loss of his leg. I hope this conviction shows how serious we are in tackling violent crime in Northamptonshire and that we will not only go after the person who actually pulls the trigger but also those that assist them.”

Sentencing is expected to take place at Northampton Crown Court on Wednesday, 20 June. 

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