Two men have been sentenced to over 30 years in prison after being found guilty of their involvement in a firearms discharge in Leeds.

Kiefer Lee, aged 32, and Stephen Crawley, aged 30, received extended jail terms of 17 years each at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday, September 28th.

Both were incarcerated following their admission of guilt in possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life concerning the incident that took place in Greenside, Pudsey on July 12th the previous year.

Police officers responded to the location after a report of damage to a window on the first floor at approximately 11 pm. The damage was consistent with that caused by a firearm discharge. No injuries were reported.

An investigation by West Yorkshire Police’s Firearms Prevent Investigation Team revealed that one of the culprits had fled the scene on a motorcycle after discharging a firearm.

Lee, residing at Fairfield Hill, Leeds, was apprehended in November while using a motorbike, which bore false registration plates, to travel to Blackpool.

Crawley, located at Farrow Vale, Leeds, was connected to the investigation through CCTV footage and a phone seized from him at the time of his arrest, which contained call data displaying his movements to and from the location of the discharge.

Both were subsequently charged and detained in custody.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Kevin Daly, said; “The victim was impacted so much by the incident that they had to move home, such was their fear that the defendants would return.

“The actions of Crawley and Lee were reckless, to say the least and I hope the victim can find some comfort in this outcome.

“I hope this demonstrates that the discharge of a firearm in a public place will not be tolerated and that anyone found to be involved in such an incident is likely to face a significant jail term.”