Man jailed for shooting in Dukinfield street
Friday 12th January 2018 @ 10:24 by Lee Wild
Dukinfield News

A Dukinfield man has been jailed after terrifying local residents by firing a gun in broad daylight.

26-year-old Christopher Pourablghssemion of Jeffreys Drive was sentenced to two years and six months at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.

Victoria Street in Dukinfield

He’d pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear and breaching a suspended sentence handed to him in September 2015.

The incident happened at 9am of Tuesday 25 October 2016 when Pourablghssemion walked to Victoria Street in Dukinfield where he threatened a woman.

Neighbours heard him shouting before hearing bangs as he fired a suspected handgun at the house. He then fled the scene before police arrived.

Officers found five spent bullet casings on the road and after enquiries named Pourablghssemion as a suspect.

A warrant was executed and further intelligence work revealed he was known to have a gun. He later surrendered himself to police.

Pourablghssemion was also sentenced to three years for GBH – investigated by Lancashire Police – after he attacked a man with a bottle in Blackpool in September last year.

PC Chris Kitson, from GMP’s Specialist Operations team, said: “Pourablghssemion went to that road to intimidate and scare residents with a gun.

“At 9am people would have still been on the school run or making their way to work. This could have had catastrophic consequences but Pourablghssemion showed no regard for the public’s safety.

“Guns will never belong on our streets and we will continue to do everything we can to find those who use firearms and put them behind bars.”