Man Who Took Pot-Shot At Ex-Partner's Home Wtih Gas-Powered Handgun Is Given A Suspended Sentence

A LITTLE Downham man who took a pot-shot at his ex-partner s home and smashed a kitchen window was handed a suspended sentence by a judge last week. Distraught and armed with a gas powered handgun, 38-year-old Shane Stevens fired at his former partner s h

A LITTLE Downham man who took a pot-shot at his ex-partner's home and smashed a kitchen window was handed a suspended sentence by a judge last week.

Distraught and armed with a gas powered handgun, 38-year-old Shane Stevens fired at his former partner's house in Haddenham as their five-year-old daughter slept upstairs.

Appearing at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (Nov 6) the 38-year-old was handed a nine-month suspended sentence and was prohibited from contacting Stephanie or Verna Stevens for a period of two years.

At Ely Magistrates' Court in August, the court heard how on the day of the incident, June 17, Ms Stevens heard a loud bang that sounded like a brick coming through the window.


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Mr Stevens had been upset on the day of the incident and grabbed the gun before tracking down Stephanie Stevens' home and discharging the weapon.

The 38-year-old and his former partner had separated five years previously, following an 11 year relationship, the prosecutor Laura Mardell told Ely magistrates.

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Thirty-eight-year-old Stevens, of Orchard Estate, Little Downham, admitted possessing a loaded shotgun and ammunition in Hop Row, Haddenham, and causing criminal damage.

Mitigating, Guy Holland said the pistol was legitimately held, and did not require a firearms certificate.

Appearing at the crown court on Friday, the Little Downham resident was also banned from purchasing any gun, real or otherwise, for a period of two years and was handed an 18-month supervision order.

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