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15 Year Jail Sentence For Man Who Shot Bailiff In Brixton

Friday 16th May 2014

A man who shot a housing association worker and a bailiff has been jailed for 15 years.Andrew Stephenson.Photo:Met Police

49-year-old Andrew Stephenson shot the man and woman when he was being evicted from a housing association property last summer.

Stephenson shot the 59-year-old bailiff twice and the female housing officer once after they'd forced the door to enter his house.

Police later searched the address and found the gun, a silencer and more than 80 rounds of 9mm ammunition

Detective Sergeant Paul Carruth, Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "This was an appalling and excessively violent attack on innocent people, simply doing their job. Being evicted from his home may very well have been stressful for the defendant - however, his actions were completely unnecessary and unprovoked.

"We hope today's result brings some closure and justice for the victims and also sends a clear message to those involved in gun crime that they will be caught and will be placed before the courts."