POLICE have welcomed the sentence handed down to Christopher Crawford at Antrim Crown Court today in relation to a shooting in Garvagh in 2017.
The 27 year old pleaded guilty last month to four charges including unlawfully and maliciously wounding the victim, Mark Holmes.
It followed a shooting incident in the Main Street area of the village on December 10th, 2017.
Today Crawford received a sentence of 42 months, half of which will be on licence, for wounding with intent, common assault, possession of a firearm with intent and carrying a loaded shotgun in a public place without lawful authority.
Detective Inspector Peter McKenna said: “It is unacceptable for anyone to bring weapons on to a public street and fire shots.
“This reckless action posed enormous risk and caused undue fear in a quiet rural community.
“We welcome the custodial sentence handed down by the judge today.”