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Skip hire boss tells of his gun fire horror at farm

A SHOCKED skip hire manager spoke out about his terrifying experience which saw an international clay pigeon shooter fire three gunshots over his lorry.

A SHOCKED skip hire manager spoke out about his terrifying experience which saw an international clay pigeon shooter fire three gunshots over his lorry.

Lee Bennett, who runs Bennett's Skip Hire, was on his way to a job in Lighthorne but his sat-nav misdirected him and he ended up at a nearby farm.

The 36-year-old from Majors Green knew he was in the wrong place but as he turned his lorry around he heard a 'loud bang'.

It turned out to be a gun shot from Isaac Watson who had just finished competing for Great Britain in the European and World Championships.

A further two shots were fired as Mr Bennett drove off.

"At first I thought I had hit something in the road, but then I saw the shape of a person in my mirror, followed by a flash," he explained. "I thought I'd best get out."

He also added that he knows how to defend himself, but one thing he can't do is catch bullets.

"It's just mad, I'm struggling to describe how I felt at the time.

"Driving down the wrong road does not justify firing a gun."

Mr Watson, 66, admitted firing three shots but denied possessing the weapon with intent to cause fear.

He said he fired the gun to get Mr Bennett's attention.

However he was convicted at Warwick Crown Court, fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £2,250 costs.

The court also heard that Watson risked having his shotgun licences revoked by police.

 

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