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Man cleared of shooting

PUBLISHED: 15:53 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:39 12 August 2010

A MAN accused of shooting a man in the face has been cleared of attempted murder.  Mark Williams, 35, fired at Paul Seymour

A MAN accused of shooting a man in the face has been cleared of attempted murder.

Mark Williams, 35, fired at Paul Seymour on his doorstep during a meeting to settle a family dispute, it was claimed.

The 42-year-old victim escaped with six broken teeth after the shooting in Jasmine Grove, Anerley, on April 6 last year.

But Williams was cleared of attempted murder at the Old Bailey last Wednesday after denying he had ever been at the scene or used the weapon.

The jury also acquitted him of possession of a firearm with intent after deliberating for just 45 minutes. Jurors heard Mr Seymour had identified the gunman by his walk and his eyes but admitted in court that he had drunk several pints of beer. Williams, of no fixed address, denied attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


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