Morecambe man jailed after shooting neighbour with air pistol

David Bradburn.
David Bradburn.
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A Morecambe man has been jailed for four years after he shot his neighbour six times in the head with an air pistol.

David Bradburn, 60, of Lancaster Road, left the man needing surgery to remove the pellets after the incident on Wednesday, March 20.

Bradburn said the man had looked at him wrongly prompting him to point the gun at him in a communal area where they both lived.

He asked if his neighbour knew what the gun was before shooting, carrying on even when the victim ran away.

Bradburn pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm as well as possession of an air weapon with intent to cause fear of violence.

He was sentenced at Lancaster Crown Court on Friday.

Speaking after the sentencing Sergeant Fiona Jackson said: “This was a shocking and unprovoked attack.

“The victim required surgery to remove the pellets and was lucky he was not more seriously injured.

“I am pleased a custodial sentence has been given today and hope it acts as a warning to other people to highlight just how dangerous air pistols can be.”