Prison for shot­gun courier

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS - STU­ART GREER

ACOURIER for a shot­gun used by drug deal­ers in a turf war shoot­ing has been jailed for 16 months.

Daniel Gal­loway, 25, was the get­away driver for the mur­dered Zain Sail­sman af­ter the 19-year-old fired the gun at a home on Park­gate Road, on the Moss es­tate, on Oc­to­ber 8, last year.

Three weeks later Char­lie Bead­ell and Ricky Jervis, who or­ches­trated the shoot­ing, lured Zain to a re­mote part of the town and killed him as a pun­ish­ment for steal­ing and sell­ing the shot­gun.

Gal­loway, 25, from Mac- cles­field, pleaded guilty to pos­ses­sion of a shot­gun with in­tent to cause fear of vi­o­lence at Chester Crown Court on March 12.

His sen­tenc­ing on Mon­day had been de­layed un­til af­ter the mur­der trial had con­cluded.

Dur­ing the mur­der trial, which ran from June 4 to July 21, Gal­loway told the court he came from a ‘priv­i­leged back­ground’ but would steal from his fam­ily to fund his £200-aday crack co­caine habit.

He said he would get his drugs from Zain and Bead­ell and would some­times help them as a cou- rier. Gal­loway said he was at a meet­ing with Zain, Bead­ell and Jervis on Oc­to­ber 8 last year to plan a shot­gun at­tack to scare Jake Pow­ell, a ri­val dealer.

He told the court that he took part in a re­con­nais­sance mis­sion to Park­gate Road to lo­cate the tar­get and then col­lected the shot­gun from Con­gle­ton.

Gal­loway said he wit­nessed the gun be­ing loaded at a flat on Dain­try Street and drove Bead­ell and Zain to Park­gate Road where they fired it twice at a house.

Gal­loway said he drove to Bul­locks Lane, Sut­ton, where the gun was stashed and then tried to dis­tance him­self from the shoot­ing. He told the court that af­ter Zain was mur­dered he con­tin­ued tak­ing drugs but even­tu­ally broke down in front of his mum and asked for help.

Gal­loway said he was booked into a re­hab clinic and even­tu­ally spoke to the po­lice.

Jervis and Bead­ell ad­mit­ted the firearms of­fence on the first day of the mur­der trial. Both have now been jailed for a min­i­mum of 27 years af­ter be­ing found guilty of the mur­der of Zain Sail­sman.

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