Michael O’Grady jailed for 10 years following shooting in West Derby
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We have today, Friday, 23 April, welcomed the sentencing of Michael O’Grady for a shooting in West Derby last year.
O’Grady, 27, from Moscow Drive, Tuebrook, was sentenced to 10 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today, after being found guilty of possession of a firearm without a certificate; possession of ammunition without a certificate; possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence; criminal damage to a building; driving whilst disqualified; driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
At 11.25am on Saturday, 31 October, a report was received that the window of a house in Culme Road, West Derby had been shot at. Officers attended and damage consistent with a firearm being discharged was found.
Following an investigation, O’Grady was linked to the shooting and arrested on Friday, 6 November.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith said: “We are pleased that O’Grady has rightly been jailed for a significant amount of time today following a shooting in West Derby last year.
“The use of firearms can have serious consequences, not just for victims and their families, but perpetrators too. O’Grady is clearly a dangerous individual whose reckless behaviour and use of weapons has resulted in him being brought to justice, and I hope this serves as a stark warning to anyone involved in serious and organised crime that we will pursue you and put you before the courts.
“Firearms blight local communities with misery and fear, but I want to make it incredibly clear that we will not tolerate gun crime, and will continue work tirelessly to not only target those involved, but work together with partners and educate young people on the devastation they can cause. Working with our communities is vital and we will continue to act on all information that we receive, and so I would encourage anyone who has information on the use or storage of weapons, or other crime in your area, to please get in touch. You can contact us directly or completely anonymously through Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information on gun crime is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.