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Robber jailed after father shot in Birmingham raid

Fahd Said
Image caption Said was sentenced to 20 years at Birmingham Crown Court

An armed robber has been jailed after a raid in which a man in his 30s was shot at home as his two children slept.

Fahd Said, 27, has been sentenced to 20 years at Birmingham Crown Court following the raid on Woodfield Road in the city on 4 November last year.

Two other men who took part have still not been caught, police said.

Said, from Birmingham, admitted possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing an offensive weapon and two counts of robbery.

The gang, armed with a handgun, forced their way into the 36-year-old victim's house while his two young children slept upstairs.

He suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and leg while trying to protect himself and a female friend as the group threatened them and demanded money.

The man also suffered hand injuries when one of the gang swung at him with an axe.

'Finish him off'

The raiders took money and two mobile phones.

They returned moments later after being heard to say "Let's finish him off", the court heard, but the victim managed to hold the door closed and the offenders ran off.

Said was sentenced to 20 years for possession of a firearm, 20 years for both robbery charges and four years for possession of an offensive weapon.

All sentences will run concurrently.

Following the sentencing, Det Con Clark Gardner "an extremely violent and distressing attack".

He added: "They showed no care or thought for the fact that a young woman and children were in the house as they viciously attacked this man, leaving his life hanging in the balance.

"Whilst today's hearing spells the end and some closure for the victim and his family the hunt continues for the two other men who helped Said in carrying out this violent robbery."

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