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Andrew Burke jailed for double shooting in parked car

Andrew Marcus Burke Image copyright Greater manchester police
Image caption Andrew Marcus Burke was convicted following a trial at Manchester Crown Court

A man who shot two men who were sitting in a parked car has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Andrew Marcus Burke, 36, of HMP Manchester, was convicted of two counts of assault following a trial at Manchester Crown Court.

He shot a 19-year-old in the abdomen and a 20-year-old in the buttocks while they were in a car on Radcliffe Road, Oldham on 29 June.

Both men were taken to hospital and have made a full recovery.

Det Ch Insp Ian Crewe said: "The judge described Burke as an extremely dangerous man and I can only echo that sentiment.

"We believe his attack was based on a previous dispute and the streets are certainly a lot safer now that he is starting day one of a 20-year jail sentence.

"The length of sentence Burke has got - 20 years - reflects just how serious his actions were and again sends a powerful message that Greater Manchester Police and the courts will relentlessly pursue anyone who fires a gun and those that do can expect a very long stint behind bars."

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