South Kirkby shooting accused jailed

Two men involved in the shooting of a man in South Kirkby have today (Monday) been jailed indeterminately for their roles in the crime.

David Magee, 26, of Park Estate, South Kirkby, and Stephen Lakin, 40, also of Park Estate were both handed indeterminate sentences in relation to the shooting of Sean Neesam, 32, on Wentworth Drive, on November 13.

They will both have to serve at least eight years in jail, but will only be released when the parole board decides they are no longer a risk to the public.

Lakin and Magee were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court along with Sam Whitehead, 18, of Kettlethorpe Road, who was jailed for five years and Russell Mark Evans, 32, of Tombridge Crescent, Kinsley who was jailed for six months.

At Leeds Crown Court last month Lakin was found guilty of possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence towards Mr Neesam's girlfriend Sally Gascoigne.

The jury also found Magee guilty of the same charge in relation to Paul Cooper.

Lakin, Magee and Whitehead were found guilty of causing grevious bodily harm with intent.

Evans was jailed for perverting the course of justice.

For the full story and reaction see this week's Express.