Joshua Purser secured convictions for attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intend to cause fear of violence after a 6 day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

The Defendant had professionally tracked his victim over the course of the night of 9th September 2023. He set up his ambush in a dark alley in Craneberry Road, Chelmsley Wood and opened fire indiscriminately at 00:58 hours on 10th September.

The victim was hit in the neck by one bullet that came to rest in his shoulder. A forensic pathologist told the jury he was millimetres from being killed. He discharged his Glock pistol a further 4 times in the residential area but failed in his assassination attempt.

The defendant was sentenced to a total of 32 years’s custody after the jury unanimously convicted.