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Pensioner found guilty of attempted murder after shooting man in Brandon with double-barrelled pistol




A 79-year-old man has been found guilty of attempted murder after a shooting in Brandon last year.

Kier Huxtable, of Stanford Road, Weeting, was convicted at Ipswich Crown Court today following a four-day trial.

The incident, just after 7pm on October 11 2019, saw Huxtable enter the home of a former acquaintance, in Pond Lane, Brandon, and shoot him with a double-barrelled pistol.

Kier Huxtable, of Stanford Road, Weeting, was convicted at Ipswich Crown Court following a four-day trial
Kier Huxtable, of Stanford Road, Weeting, was convicted at Ipswich Crown Court following a four-day trial

A Suffolk Police spokesman said a man, in his 40s, suffered a gunshot wound to his right shoulder, but despite this managed to fight back against Huxtable and wrest the gun out of his hand and restrain him, before calling for help.

He received help from two neighbours and the police were called.

Huxtable was arrested at the scene.

The police spokesman said the victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment, having 'suffered an extensive gunshot wound to his shoulder, which was not life-threatening'.

Huxtable denied the charge of attempted murder but was found guilty by a unanimous verdict.

He previously admitted the offence of possession of a prohibited firearm.

Huxtable has been remanded in custody pending a sentencing hearing to be held at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, January 15.

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