Nottingham teenager detained over Boxing Day shooting

Westville Gardens
Image caption Damien Meredith was shot in the head in Westville Gardens on Boxing Day in 2010

A man has been sentenced to five years in a young offenders' institution over a shooting in Nottingham.

Callum Roy James Green, 19, of no fixed abode, admitted owning the gun used to shoot Damien Meredith on Boxing Day 2010, though he did not shoot him.

Mr Meredith, 24, was hit in the head in St Ann's. He survived but is unlikely to fully recover, police said.

Green pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition when prohibited at Nottingham Crown Court.

He was sentenced to five years for the charge of possession of a firearm and 12 months to run concurrently for the possession of ammunition charge.

Reward offered

Speaking after the sentencing on Friday, Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon from Nottinghamshire Police, said: "The damage that a weapon of this type can do is all too clear from the injuries sustained by a victim who is lucky to be alive.

"Although this is a very pleasing development in a lengthy and complicated investigation, we still have not been able to bring charges against the person who pulled the trigger.

"Since May last year we have offered a reward of up to £15,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who carried out this shooting.

"That reward offer remains and we still very much want to hear from the people who can give us that information."

Mr Meredith was shot after fleeing a party in the early hours of 26 December.

A bullet had to be removed from his brain.

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