Welby farm shooting: Two burglars jailed at Leicester Crown Court
Two burglars shot by a homeowner who was later arrested have both been jailed for four years.
Joshua O'Gorman and Daniel Mansell, who have a string of previous convictions between them, pleaded guilty to the break-in at the home of Andy Ferrie in Welby, near Melton, in the early hours of September 2.
Mansell (33) of Harrowden Rise, Crown Hills, Leicester, and O'Gorman (27) The Wayne Way, Crown Hills, Leicester, were injured during the confrontation in the remote cottage.
Mr Ferrie, 35, and his wife Tracey, 43, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after he called police to tell them he had fired his shotgun at the intruders.
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The couple were later bailed and told they would not face criminal charges.
The burglars were today jailed at Leicester Crown Court.
Sentencing the pair, Judge Michael Pert QC told them the injuries they suffered when Mr Ferrie opened fire – O'Gorman was shot in the face and Mansell was hit in his right hand – were not included, in his opinion, as part of their sentence or defence.
Prosecutor Alan Murphy told the court that Mansell was released from prison in May last year after serving part of a six-year sentence for wounding with intent. In total, his criminal record consisted of eight previous convictions involving 19 offences. O'Gorman had 16 previous convictions involving 27 offences, many for dishonesty and driving offences.