Tyne & Wear

Pair jailed for Andrew Openshaw shooting in Stocksfield

Two men have each been jailed for 13 years and six months for their part in the shooting of a Northumberland man.

Andrew Openshaw, 35, from Stocksfield, was shot in the shoulder last May in what Newcastle Crown Court heard was a row over an unpaid debt.

Mark Exley and Lee Scott, both from Newcastle, admitted conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The court heard that neither man pulled the trigger, however.

The court was told how Exley, 37, of Benwell Grange, and Scott, 35, of Bilbrough Gardens, claimed Mr Openshaw had failed to repay £2,000 Exley said he owed him.

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