Man jailed for 12 years after north London shooting attack on his brother that left woman fighting for life

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  • July 8, 2020
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A gunman who opened fire on his brother and a woman outside a north London restaurant was starting a 12-year prison term today.

Kenloy Clarke, 34, was jailed at the Old Bailey on Wednesday after pleading guilty to carrying out the shooting in Lordship Lane in Wood Green, on September 17 last year.

Police had been called to North Middlesex University Hospital at around 9.50pm, where Clarke’s brother, Fitzroy Banton, 31, and Janice Watson, 46, had arrived suffering from gunshot wounds.

The pair had earlier been standing outside the Sweet Peppa restaurant when Clarke opened fire .

Ms Watson was said to be in a potentially life-threatening condition after she was shot in the chest, but survived.

The atermath of the shooting (Barney Davis)

Mr Banton suffered injuries to his right arm, requiring an operation.

During the previous hearing, Clarke entered guilty pleas to two charges of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He also admitted possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm when prohibited, and possession of a .22 cartridge.

London shooting: A bullet hole can be seen at the scene where the woman was shot (Barney Davis)

Attempted murder charges, which the defendant had denied, were left to lie on file.

Det Const Damon Carr said: “I hope that the victims in this can benefit from some closure in knowing that Clarke is behind bars.”

He added the gun used in this crime had never been founded, and the police would appreciate help from anyone who could locate it.