City Gunman jailed for unprovoked attack

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Ahmed Saeed Hassan jailed for 25 years

A 30-year-old man who repeatedly shot at a man, in an unprovoked attack, is now behind bars.

Ahmed Saeed Hassan from Perry Barr was convicted for attempted murder and sentenced to 25-years imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court.

The incident occurred in the Perry Barr area of Birmingham, on the evening of Saturday 15 January this year, when Hassan acting as a lone gunman lay in wait for the victim.

Just after 7pm the victim was walking along the Broadway when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun who shot without warning three times at close range. One of the bullets passed through the man’s chest and left through his back. Hassan then fled the scene leaving the victim for dead.

After a miraculous recovery the victim was able to pick out the gunman during an identification procedure at his hospital bedside and the defendant, 30-year-old Ahmed Saeed Hassan, was subsequently charged.

Two particles of gunshot residue found on a jacket linked to Hassan later assisted a jury in finding him guilty of attempted murder.

On Monday 22 August 2011, Hassan was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment.

In addition, the judge deemed Hassan a dangerous offender and as such sentenced him to an indefinite public protection order.

DC Rory Juss, from force CID, said: “We are very happy with the sentence Hassan has received. We feel it demonstrates the seriousness of the crime he committed and would like to pay tribute to the victim who gave evidence.

“This conviction underlines the fact that anyone coming into Birmingham or the West Midlands with a firearm will face a lengthy prison sentence.”

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