Trial: Jury returns four verdicts in shooting trial

Trial: Jury returns four verdicts in shooting trial

Nicola Hine

Trial: Jury returns four verdicts in shooting trial

Four men standing trial over a double shooting in a tattoo parlour have been found guilty of conspiring to commit robbery.

A jury at Reading Crown Court concluded defendants Anthony Cooke, Leon Dorman, Joseph Gentle and Drizz James travelled to Fantasy Fine Line on April 11 to rob the parlour.

But after five days of deliberations it still has 12 more verdicts to come to over what happened during the daylight attack in St Mark's Road.

Cooke, 31, from Bedford and Dorman, 30, from Dunstable are also charged with possession of a firearm with intent, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of wounding with intent.

Gentle, 22, of no fixed abode and James, 22, from Luton are also charged possession of a firearm with intent.

They all deny the charges.

The jury retired shortly before 12pm on Monday last week but did not sit on Thursday or Friday after a juror fell ill.

The trial continues.

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Report 1: Jury sworn in at Maidenhead shooting trial

Report 2: Court hears shooting was result of a confrontation over drugs

Report 3: Shooting victim gives evidence

Report 4: Shooting victim is accused of carrying a gun

Report 5: Second shooting victim gives evidence via videolink

Report 6: Victim questioned over bullet found in car

Report 7: Photos showing cash on a phone shown in court

Report 8: Defence barrister compares Crown's case to jigsaw puzzle

Report 9: Jury in shooting trial retires to consider verdicts

Report 10: Jury in shooting trial can return majority verdicts

Report 11: Shooting trial adjourned until Monday

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