Man jailed for Waterfoot shooting

Friday, October 18, 2019

A man has been jailed for three years after shooting someone at an address in Waterfoot.


Connor Goodwin (pictured), 24, of Thornfield Avenue, Waterfoot, was sentenced today (Friday, October 18th) at Burnley Crown Court, having previously pleaded guilty to section 20 wounding, possession of a shotgun without a certificate and production of a class B drug.


The incident occurred shortly after 5pm on May 14th when Goodwin and the victim, a man aged 32, were at an address together on Burnley Road East. While at the address Goodwin shot the victim in the foot. He then made off while the victim made his way to Burnley Road East where he was helped by a member of the public.


We were alerted by the ambulance service a short time later and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment.


DI Mark Saunders, of Lancashire Police, said: “Goodwin was illegally in possession of a shotgun and on that particular evening he shot someone, causing significant injury.


“Goodwin has now been sentenced to three years behind bars and I hope our robust investigation and the resulting prison time sends a message to people in East Lancashire that we take this type of incident extremely seriously and will do everything within our power to find those responsible and bring them to justice. This type of offence will simply not be tolerated.


“I hope the time spent in prison will give Goodwin time to reflect on the consequences of his actions.”


Anybody with information about illegal firearms in their area should contact us on 101 or contact independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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