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Marcus Innocent: Gang members jailed after Woolwich killing

(clockwise from top left) Jack Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Richard Brennan, Perry Sutton and Sonny Murphy Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Jack Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Richard Brennan, Perry Sutton and Sonny Murphy were all sentenced at the Old Bailey

Five men have been jailed over the death of a man who was set upon for "no reason" by a gang in south-east London.

Marcus Innocent, 35, was shot in Woolwich in November 2012.

Perry Sutton, 26, from Dartford, and brothers Pat and Jack Brennan, aged 24 and 22, from Greenwich, were jailed for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent at the Old Bailey.

Police said the men had wanted to confront a rival gang but Mr Innocent was not a gang member.

Officers said up to 20 men had travelled in six cars from Kidbrooke to Woolwich.

Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Marcus Innocent died from a bullet wound to the stomach

Mr Innocent was dragged into a car park where he was shot at close range and died at the scene on 19 November, 2012.

Det Con Toby Carroll, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "Marcus Innocent was not involved in gangs, however he was wrongly set upon by what we believe was a 20-strong gang over a feud they had with another man, about a broken car window.

"He was punched, kicked and shot dead for no reason."

Fourteen people were charged in connection with Mr Innocent's death.

Sutton was sentenced to 10 years in jail while the Brennan brothers were sentenced to 11 years each.

Richard Brennan, 30, from Plumstead, a third Brennan brother, was jailed for 19 years for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Sonny Murphy, 35, from Kidbrooke, was sentenced to four years for perverting the course of justice and three years for possession of a firearm, with both sentences to run concurrently.

Daniel Burgess, 34, from Dartford, was found guilty of Mr Innocent's murder at the Old Bailey in July and was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in prison.

A further nine men are waiting trial in relation to Mr Innocent's murder.

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