Man jailed for wounding with intent - Slough

26/08/2013

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, 22 August 2013, and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment after being convicted of two offences relating to an incident involving a shotgun, which occurred in Slough earlier this year.

Javarne Adams, aged 19, of Churchill Road, Slough, pleaded guilty at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, 16 July 2013, to wounding with intent, and possession of a firearm with intent.

On Tuesday, 22 January 2013, Adams took a shotgun to a property in Meadow Road, Langley, and threatened a man with it. During the incident, the 25-year-old victim was shot in the leg.

A second man, Aman Khan, aged 20, of Chestnut Avenue, Slough, was found guilty by a jury at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, 18 July 2013, of assisting an offender. He was also sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, 22 August 2013, and was jailed for 15 months.

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "The victim in this case was shot at point blank range in the leg in an alleyway in Langley, Slough in a premeditated attack by Adams, who was known to him.  Adams used a shotgun, taken there for the purpose.

"The conviction of Adams demonstrates that people who use firearms inappropriately will be robustly investigated by the police and vigorously prosecuted by the CPS.  The CPS and police are committed to protecting the public from dangerous and violent criminals.  These convictions and sentences should act as a deterrent to others that violence will simply not be tolerated in our communities.

"I hope that the victim, who has shown great courage throughout this process, continues with his recovery."

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sukhdeep Kanwar from Slough Force CID said: "This started as a minor incident, which escalated because of the use of a live firearm and it could have been a lot worse, due to the close proximity to the victim.

"I would like to commend the courage of the victim and the witnesses who came forward.

"I would also like to thank Barrister Tom Godfrey who worked hard to bring this case to its successful conclusion and hope the sentences provide the victim with a sense that justice has been served."