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Newark family jailed after nephew shot uncle during bust-up

Five members of the same Newark family have been put behind bars after a nephew shotgunned his uncle in the back.

Jeremiah Price, 25, shot his uncle outside his home in Newark on June 17 last year over a business dispute between the victim and Jeremiah’s dad, Rudolph.

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The shot came after the 39-year-old victim was attacked by Rudolph, 51, and his nephews, Abraham, 26, Danny, 23, and Samson Price, 18, all of Tolney Lane, Newark, with Abraham hitting his arm and back with a machete.

Other people who were at the scene managed to pull the attackers off the victim before he was taken to hospital by one of his other brothers.

The courts heard how, after the incident, Jeremiah went on the run for four months with Abraham, before being found in Carrington, Manchester, where he lived.

Jeremiah appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday, October 4, where he was sentenced to nine years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Abraham Price was also handed a nine-year sentence after he admitted grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

Rudolph Price also admitted grievous bodily harm with intent and was given a sentence of nine years and six months.

Danny Price admitted wounding with intent. He was handed a sentence of nine years and six months.

Samson Price pleaded guilty to affray. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison, suspended for 21 months, and ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work.

Detective Inspector Gayle Hart, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thankfully incidents involving firearms in Nottinghamshire are very rare but this was a shocking act of violence.

“The victim thought he was going to die and was very fortunate not to have been even more seriously injured.

“I want to reassure people that Nottinghamshire Police treats all reports involving firearms and violence extremely seriously and will relentlessly pursue those involved in such acts of violence.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication of officers, staff and police departments who worked on this complex case and whose tireless work resulted in us locating offenders and bringing them to justice.”

Also as part of the wider police operation, 44-year-old Thomas Hallissey, from Tolney Lane, Newark, was sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to one count of witness intimidation.

He is alleged to have gone into the victim’s address and was filmed making threats to kill the victim and his family, which was posted on social media, the court heard.

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