Shot man admits Welby burglary
A man has admitted breaking into a Leicestershire cottage during which the homeowner shot at him and another burglar.
Joshua O'Gorman (27), of The Wayne Way, Crown Hills, Leicester, pleaded guilty to burglary at Loughborough Magistrates' Court following the incident at Welby Cottage, in Welby, near Melton.
O'Gorman appeared in court via videolink, the scar from the gunshot wound clearly visible on the right-hand side of his face. He was remanded into custody.
Daniel Mansell (33) of Harrowden Rise, Crown Hills, Leicester, admitted burglary at the court last week and was remanded into custody. He appeared in the dock with his arm in a sling.
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The pair will appear together at Leicester Crown Court for sentencing on September 25.
The 27-year-old was treated for facial injuries at Leicester Royal Infirmary after the homeowner shot him in the face during the break-in at the cottage near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire in the early hours of September 2, the court heard.
O'Gorman and Mansell were both arrested at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Homeowners Andy Ferrie, 35, and his wife Tracey, 43, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after Mr Ferrie called police to tell them he had fired his shotgun at intruders in his home.
Mr Ferrie used the gun, legally owned, when he and his wife were disturbed at their isolated home. The pair went to bed at about 10.15pm on September 1 and were woken hours later by banging and the sound of breaking glass.
Mr and Mrs Ferrie were later bailed and told by Crown Prosecution Service officials that they would not face criminal charges.