Man Who Took Pot-Shot At Ex-Partner's Home Wtih Gas-Powered Handgun Is Given A Suspended Sentence
PUBLISHED: 16:11 10 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 May 2010
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.
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.
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.