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16-year-old jailed over shoot out in Hackney estate

SHOOTOUT: Pembury estate

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been jailed for his involvement in a shooting on Pembury Estate in Hackney.

Miles Thomas Addy, 16, was sentenced to eight years in prison after CCTV proved that he was involved in a ‘shoot out’ with two males on bikes, in January.

At the scene police found 12 bullet casings and damage to several vehicles, as well as a stray bullet which smashed a window and lodging in the bedroom wall of a nearby property.

Addy was caught following an extensive manhunt that extended between London and Ipswich.

Detective Constable Amy Trencher, said: "This conviction demonstrates to gang members and especially juveniles that regardless of their age, background or sex, Trident Gang Crime Command will pursue all lines of enquiry to bring those responsible to justice."

"Our experience and research shows that gang members often think they will get status, protection, a sense of identity and financial gain - they are wrong. The reality is that the gang member is more likely to be injured or imprisoned."

"We will always act upon information given to us about those involved in gang-related criminal activity and will hold to account those who choose to carry weapons and who are involved in gang violence.”

"If you have any information about gang crime or those involved, call Crimestoppers - an independent charity - anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999."

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