Leeds & West Yorkshire

Robber who fired gun in Leeds shop jailed indefinitely

Matthew Rennison
Image caption Rennison will not be freed until he is no longer considered a danger to the public

A man has been jailed indefinitely after firing a rifle in front of a couple and their two-year-old daughter as he robbed a shop in Leeds.

Matthew Rennison, 22, was given an indeterminate sentence at Leeds Crown Court for robbing the Corner Shop last November with an unknown accomplice.

The shop's owner, his wife and daughter were in the premises when they were threatened with a range of weapons.

Rennison fired the rifle before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.

Police said under the terms of his sentence Rennison, of Gledhow Mount, Harehills, would not be freed until he was no longer considered a danger to the public.

He must serve a minimum of two years and 81 days before he is eligible for parole.

Det Sgt Rob Stabler said: "Fortunately no-one was injured, but the potential consequences of Rennison's actions could have been so much worse.

"Throughout this investigation Rennison has shown no regard or compassion for his victims, who have been seriously affected by this crime."

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