Teenager With Gun Jailed For 26 Years

2nd July 2017

A teenager who shot a man at close range and injured an 11-year-old boy in the process, has been jailed for 26 years.

The incident happened in Ilford when the 22-year-old victim was shot at close range. The 11-year-old boy who was in a nearby play-ground was hit by a stray pellet from the shots which hit him in the cheek.

Joshan Addison (pictured), aged 19 (3.4.98) unemployed of Thornton Road, Ilford was found guilty of attempted murder, wounding and possession of firearm and was sentenced to 26 years imprisonment on Friday, 30 June.

Three other males who helped the gunman were also sentenced at Snaresbook Crown Court after being found
guilty at the same court on 26 May.

Mohammad Jabir, 22 (7.3.95) a student from Staines Road, Ilford pleaded guilty during trial of assisting an offender. He was today sentenced to one year and eight months imprisonment. 

Ali Sheikh, 24 (1.2.93) unemployed of Buttsbury Road, Ilford was found guilty of assisting an offender. He was today sentenced to one year and eight months imprisonment.

A 17-year-old male youth from Ilford was found guilty of assisting an offender. He was today sentenced to a 24 month training order.
On the afternoon of Monday, 8 August 2016, all four defendants were at Loxford Lane where a shotgun and 12 cartridges was delivered to Addison. When Addison was armed, all four defendants awaited the arrival of the victim.

At around 16:30hrs, the unsuspecting and unarmed victim approached the group.

He was met by Addison who was brandishing the loaded shotgun. The victim attempted to flee but was shot twice in the back by Addison at close range.

The 11-year-old boy playing in a nearby was also hit by the shot. He suffered an injury to his cheek from the gun fired by Addison. Both victims were taken to hospital and subsequently discharged.

Addison made his escape from the scene on foot through Loxford Park with the shotgun and cartridges hidden in his clothing. The remaining three defendants fled in their nearby vehicles.

Following the shooting, Sheikh, Jabir and the 17-year-old male located Addison in a nearby street and drove him to his home address.

In an attempt to frustrate the investigation, the defendants disposed of Addison's clothing, shotgun and the vehicles used by Sheikh and Jabir.

Officers from the Trident and Area Crime Command launched an investigation and identified the defendants as being involved.

All four were arrested in October and November. In police interview, Addison and Jabir provided elaborate and conflicting
accounts on their involvement in the offence. Sheikh and the 17 year old boy declined to answer any questions.

Detective Constable Marcus Snook of the Met's Trident and Area Command said: "This shooting was a shocking act of violence and cowardice; planned and committed against an unsuspecting and unarmed victim.

"In addition to attempting to end the life of one man, Addison also acted with complete disregard for the safety of innocent members of the public in the area.

"Sheikh, Jabir and Munye offered support roles in removing Addison from the scene and destroying what they believed to be vital evidence.

"The fact that injuries sustained did not prove to be fatal was sheer luck rather than judgment. This case clearly highlights the issue of young men using extreme violence to resolve issues or gain status within their group.

"The witnesses who came forward to assist police not only showed great strength of character, but also demonstrated their commitment to assisting police in removing firearms and violent criminals from their community."

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