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In Today's Gazette: 'Wild West' Drive-By Shooting Pair Jailed
8:32am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
TWO men who carried out a "Wild West" style drive-by shooting in a Colchester street are starting lengthy jail sentences.
A simple row over a drink led to Dean Edwards being asked to leave TP's Sports Bar in Queen Street.
With the help of a friend, Edwards responded by getting a shotgun, driving past the bar and firing three times as terrified drinkers and passers-by fled the scene.
Sentencing Edwards to 15 years in jail and his accomplice to six years, Judge David Turner said: "You may expect this in Tombstone Arizona, not Colchester."
Also in your Gazette:
- Colchester General Hospital has revealed ambitions plans to expand its A&E department.
- The imminent ban on cars using Colchester High Street during the day could spell the end of one of the UK's oldest hotels, its owner has warned.
- As 9.8 million football lovers settled down to watch Manchester United versus Real Madrid, we speak to some of the 62 Colchester United fans who made the 10-hour, 530-mile round trip to Hartlepool.
All this and much more in Thursday's Gazette. Remember, there's always much more in the newspaper than online.