Three Halewood men jailed for total of 56 years for kidnap, assault and shooting a man
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Pictured from left to right: Carl MacDowall, Carlton Mullen and Kieran Kristensen.
Three men have been jailed today, Thursday 26 January, after they kidnapped, assaulted and shot a man in Halewood.
Carl MacDowall of Blakeacre Road in Halewood, Kieran Kristensen and Carlton Mullen, both from Maldon Close, Halewood, were sentenced today at Liverpool Crown Court for kidnap, wounding with intent and possession of firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.
MacDowall and Mullen was sentenced to 20 years custodial and three years extended licence, and Kristensen was given 16 years custodial and three years extended licence.
The three men, all aged 23 years, kidnapped their victim at gunpoint as he left his flat in Liverpool on the evening of Tuesday 15th December 2020.
They took their victim’s car and drove to Ramsbrook Lane in Widnes where they assaulted and then shot him leaving him on the road.
He was later found injured and taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.
MacDowall was arrested on 7th July 2022, and Kristensen and Mullen were arrested on 19 July 2022.
Detective Inspector John Mullen said: “The victim was put through a terrifying ordeal by MacDowall, Kristensen and Mullen.
“Sadly, we know that the consequences of carrying and using a gun can be catastrophic for families and our communities.
“MacDowall, Kristensen and Mullen were merciless as they attacked and ultimately shot their victim before leaving him injured on a quiet country lane.
“Thanks to the painstaking efforts of our officers to link their every move to this violent crime MacDowall, Kristensen and Mullen will spend a considerable amount of time in prison.
“I hope this result shows the use of firearms, violence and intimidation has no place in our communities, and our officers will be relentless in our commitment to remove such criminals and weapons from our streets.”
If you have any information about weapons being stored, carried our used in your community please contact us via DM @MerpolCC or call 101. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.