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Pair jailed for life over 'debt row' shooting

Lee Wallace and Jayson Hassan
Image caption Lee Wallace died at the scene, while Jayson Hassan died in hospital

Two men have been jailed for life for a double shooting in north London sparked by a row over a £3,000 debt.

Daniel Wilson, 28, of Lichfield Road, Mile End, and his uncle Wayne Wilson, 43, of St Phillips Road, Preston, Lancashire, will each serve a minimum of 35 years.

Lee Wallace, 25, and Jayson Hassan, 28, were killed outside a block of flats in Islington.

The victims were mown down as they tried to take shelter behind walls.

An Old Bailey jury heard that on 9 November last year Mr Wallace was hit once in the lower back and the bullet then passed to his heart.

Mr Hassan was shot in the left arm, once in the back and twice in the back of the head.

Wilson sold drugs for Mr Hassan and had hidden two of his handguns by burying them in a neighbour's garden.

The arrangement turned sour because Mr Hassan was owed £3,000 by Wilson, and Mr Hassan started sending him obscene death threats via text message.

After the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Clayman said: "Both Danny Wilson and his uncle, Wayne Wilson, will now have a very long period in custody to reflect on their attack and use of firearms.

"This was a challenging inquiry at times, and my team worked extremely hard over the last year."

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