Rioters jailed for shooting at police

Danielle Dwyer
Thursday 07 June 2012 20:10 BST

Support truly
independent journalism

Our mission is to deliver unbiased, fact-based reporting that holds power to account and exposes the truth.

Whether $5 or $50, every contribution counts.

Support us to deliver journalism without an agenda.

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Editor

Six gang members who lured police to a burning pub so they could shoot at them during last summer's riots were jailed for a total of 124 years yesterday.

Judge William Davis sentenced the six, aged between 17 and 26, at Birmingham Crown Court for offences including rioting, reckless arson and firearms possession.

Nicholas Francis, Jermaine Lewis, Tyrone Laidley, Renardo Farrell, Wayne Collins and Amirul Rehman petrol-bombed the Barton Arms in Newtown, to lure officers to the pub before opening fire.

They also shot at the West Midlands Police helicopter, jurors heard.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in