Man convicted of shooting nightclub doorman - sentenced

A 29-year-old Leicester man who deliberately shoot a doorman after being ejected from a city centre night club has been sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison.

Theodore Antonio (known as Anton) Paget, of no fixed abode, was sentenced today (13 July) after being found guilty of GBH following a trial at Leicester Crown Court earlier this week.

He had previously pleaded guilty to the unlawful wounding of his victim Dan Lewis, possessing a prohibited firearm and, to a further charge of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

As part of his sentence he was ordered to spend an additional five years on licence when released from prison.

Paget had been escorted from Sub8ten’s basement, known as The Dungeon, at around 6am on 8 May last year.

Furious at being ejected from the King Street club, Paget became involved in an argument with several people outside the premises before taking the handgun from his waistband and holding it in the face of one of the doormen.

Fellow door supervisor Dan Lewis stepped in to help protect his colleague and to disarm Paget, at which point Paget shot Mr Lewis in the groin.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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