David Andrew Jeffers of Leeds, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Jeffers was sentenced for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. At Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday 4 August 2017.
The court heard how at 2.20am on Tuesday 31 January 2017, police were called to the Britania Hotel, Dialstone Lane, to reports that a woman had been shot.
When officers arrived at the scene they found a 46-year-old woman with serious abdominal injuries after being shot in her vagina. She was rushed to hospital requiring extensive surgery but has since recovered.
The woman, told officers from her hospital bed that Jeffers was a “bad man”.
Jeffers claimed to have found the gun in the toilet in a Wetherspoon pub at Leeds train station. Jeffers, then took the gun to Manchester to dispose of it, so he wasn’t blamed for leaving it there.
He was spotted on CCTV leaving the hotel and travelling to Piccadilly Station before catching a train back to Leeds.
Armed officers raided a property on Amberton Grove, Leeds, two days later and arrested Jeffers. A search of the house found a partially scrawled note denying knowledge of the incident.
Detective Inspector Edwards, of GMP’s Stockport division, said: “This was a horrifying incident that has left a woman with life changing injuries.