Party gunman jailed

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The Independent Online
A JAMAICAN who fired several bullets into a crowd at a party was jailed for eight years at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Dermott Brown, 20, of Dalston, east London, who was in Britain on a study visa, was found guilty of two robberies, having a firearm with intent to endanger life and assault. All the offences were committed at the party on 17 April.

The court was told it was 'sheer luck' no one was injured. One witness heard a bullet whistle past his chest. Another was pistol-whipped by Brown while two accomplices, who have not been caught, robbed party-goers.

Brown is believed to have started shooting in revenge for being thrown out of the party.

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