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Police praise sentences for Colchester's drive-by criminals
9:16am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
THE sentences handed out to the Colchester's drive-by shootings have been praised by the detective in charge of putting them away.
Dean Edwards, 39, of Convent Garden, Braintree and Michael Cooper, 40, of Russell Road, Clacton, were jailed for a total of 21 years for their parts in the drive-by shooting in Queen Street.
Det Con Stuart Jones said: "It is a great result particularly given the serious nature of the offences.
“It shows gun crime won’t be tolerated and I am very pleased with the sentence.
“It is a sad thing to have not found the gun and take it off the streets but we are doing all we can."
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