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Riot Gang Members who shot at a police helicopter and officers Jailed For Up To 30 Years in UK

A gang of six who shot at a police helicopter and officers during last summer's riots have been given prison sentences of up to 30 years.

The group, who "lured" police to a blaze at a pub in the Aston area of Birmingham before opening fire, were jailed for a range of offences including rioting, reckless arson and firearms possession.



Birmingham Crown Court heard at least 12 shots were fired at officers from West Midlands Police and the force helicopter, and at least four handguns were used.



Jurors saw footage that had been filmed from the force helicopter. It showed the aircraft tracking the gang as they dispersed.



Sentencing the gang, all from the West Midlands, after they were convicted following a six-week trial, Judge William Davis QC described the incident as a "concerted attack on the police".



He said: "It is very difficult to conceive a case of this type more s

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Added: Jun-8-2012 
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