South East Wales

Four jailed for 12 years over Newport 'revenge' shootings

L-R: Gary Rabjohns, Ryan Battersby, Brogan Hooper, Lewis Bridge Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Guilty: Gary Rabjohns, Ryan Battersby, Brogan Hooper, Lewis Bridge

Four men have each been jailed for 12 years for attempted shotgun "revenge" killings in a Newport street.

Lewis Bridge, Brogan Hooper, Gary Rabjohns and Ryan Battersby ran a car off the road and shot at the three people inside.

The attack in September 2013 was over an alleged dispute with two of the victims about drugs and money.

The four were found guilty by majority verdicts after a five-week trial at Newport Crown Court.

All four were convicted this month of two counts of conspiracy to murder.

At the sentencing on Monday, the court was told each of the men had previous convictions.

The prosecution said there was no distinction between the roles each of them played.

The trial jury heard the four men used a 4x4 to ram a red Ford KA off the road and then shot at a woman and two men inside.

A witness told how the defendants' car was "pushing and ramming" the victims' car on to the wrong side of the road.

The victims suffered minor gun shot wounds and the woman injured her spine.

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