Cambridgeshire

Man jailed for drive-by shooting at St Neots nightclub

Jack Smith
Image caption Jack Smith had denied any wrongdoing but was found guilty following a trial

A 28-year-old who tried to kill a doorman after he was ejected from a nightclub in Cambridgeshire has been jailed for 15 years.

Jack Smith, of Cambridge Road in St Neots, drove by Unique in the town and fired shots early on 18 December 2009, Cambridge Crown Court was told.

He denied attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent but was convicted following a trial.

The court heard the victim was hit by two pellets and made a full recovery.

Smith had been ejected from the club and returned a short while later, at just after midnight, in his BMW.

He pointed a shotgun out of the window and fired at two doormen, one of whom got a pellet lodged in his skull and another near his left ear, the court heard.

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