BREAKING PORTSMOUTH

Four jailed for a total of 95 years following shooting

Four people have today (Wednesday 4 April) been sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to a total of 95 years for offences for their involvement in a shooting.

At around 12.50am on 13 February 2017, the victim, James (Jay) Sibley, who was 34-years-old at the time, was shot outside his address and sustained a serious head injury on Athena Avenue, Waterlooville.

Ricardo Livingston-Wright (32) of Selsfield Drive, Brighton, was sentenced to 30 years for attempt murder at Winchester Crown Court today.

Jordan Anthony Perry (27) of Acacia Road, Mitcham, Surrey, has been sentenced to 30 years for attempt murder.

Jordan Ray Smith (22) of Lysander Gardens, Surbiton, London, has been sentenced to 31 years for attempt murder.

Sara Hodgkinson (32) of Magpie Walk, Waterlooville, has been sentenced to four years for encouraging / assisting in the commission of an indictable only offence.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown, said: “This case highlights the damage that drug-related harm causes in our communities and to individuals involved in drugs.

“This incident was a particularly traumatic experience for Jay Sibley, who we now know was a drug user and was involved in the supply of controlled drugs at the time of the incident. Today justice has been served and I hope that Jay can put this incident behind him and move on with this life.

“I hope that the sentences received will serve as a warning to those people involved in drug dealing and the associated drug-related harm that we will not tolerate this in our communities.

“We have dedicated resources looking at drug-related incidents and safeguarding vulnerable people on a daily basis, however we need the communities help to tackle drug-related crimes. If you witness drug dealing or drug-related activity, we would like to hear from you. Call 101 or in an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, call 999.

“Finally, I would like to extend my thanks to all of the officers and staff involved in this difficult and challenging investigation, who have worked hard to achieve today’s outcome.”

As part of Fortress, we would like to hear from anyone who witnesses drug-dealing, or are concerned about drug-related activity in their community.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, or in an emergency or if a crime is in progress, call 999.