Bournemouth man sentenced to ten years for shotgun attack
A Bournemouth man has been jailed after he fired a shotgun at his ex-partner's new boyfriend.
52-year-old Gary Gethens Reid entered a bungalow on Rossmore Road, Poole armed with a shotgun just after 11am on Friday March 30.
Fortunately, the victim, a 31-year-old man from Poole escaped injury as the shots fired by Reid were missed.
Reid was arrested later that afternoon in the West Cliff area of Bournemouth. He was charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing a sawn off shotgun, and possession of a firearm when prohibited.
He pleaded guilty to two of the offences, but went on trial for the intent to danger life charge - where he was found guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court.
Reid was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
Detective Sergeant Garry Knight, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: "The actions of Reid were entirely inexcusable and the outcome of this shocking attack could have been much worse.
"I hope this sentence serves as a reminder that such dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated."