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Three men jailed in connection with shooting in Red Lodge

Red Lodge shooting

Pictured above (left to right): Bernard Mongan, David Mongan & Jim Mongan

Three men have been jailed following a shooting in Red Lodge earlier this year.

Bernard Mongan, David Mongan and Jim Mongan appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing yesterday, Monday 6 December, having previously been convicted of violent disorder. 

The sentencing follows an incident on Sunday 4 April, when police were called to reports shots had been fired in Elms Road.

At approximately 2.55pm two silver vehicles, a Ford Mondeo and a 7-seater Opel, pulled up at the caravan site where up to eight male occupants exited the cars, shouting as they dispersed. A third vehicle was parked at the entrance to the site. 

One of the males is reported to have made claim to the land, made threats and demanded that everyone leave the site. Gun shots were then fired from several firearms.

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy both sustained injuries caused by shotgun pellets, with one of the males suffering wounds to his face and neck. A 17-year-old girl was also injured during the incident after suffering a fall whilst running to safety.    

All three were taken to hospital for treatment but were discharged a short time later. 

Two cars and two caravans parked on the site sustained damage to the bodywork and windows, and tyres were slashed. The group of males left as police were called.

Following enquiries and with assistance from officers from Cambridgeshire Police, the convoy of three vehicles were located in Cottenham, near Cambridge, where they were seized for examination.

Four suspects were arrested an hour and a half after the incident and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where they were subsequently charged in connection with the incident. 

The three defendants all pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing and have each been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Their details are as follows: 

-    Bernard Mongan, aged 36, of Setchell Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
-    David Mongan, aged 25, also of Setchell Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
-    Jim Mongan, aged 30 and of Shaftesbury Avenue in the London Borough of Harrow

All three had denied further charges including two counts of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (joint enterprise) and these were left to lay on file. 

The fourth person who was arrested, a 24-year-old man, was released and will face no further action.

A further suspect, James Mongan aged 31, remains wanted in connection with the incident and police are continuing their enquiries to trace him.

Previous release | 6 April 2021

Four men have been charged following a shooting in Red Lodge at the weekend. 

Police were called at around 2.55pm on Sunday 4 April, to reports shots had been fired in Elms Road. 

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy both sustained injuries caused by shotgun pellets, with one of the males suffering wounds to his face and neck. A 17-year-old girl was also injured during the incident after suffering a fall whilst running to safety.   

All three were taken to hospital for treatment, but were discharged a short time later.

Four people were arrested on Sunday afternoon in connection with the incident and taken into police custody for questioning. 

They have now all been charged with two counts of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (joint enterprise) and also violent disorder. Their details are as follows: 

-    Thomas Mongan, aged 24, of Gregory Road, Southall, in the London Borough of Ealing. He was also charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life; 

-    Jim Mongan, aged 29, of Shaftesbury Avenue, in the London Borough of Harrow; 

-    Bernard Mongan, aged 35, of Setchell Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire; 

-    David Mongan, aged 25, of Setchell Drove, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire. 

All four men have been remanded in custody and are due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Tuesday 6 April. 

Police enquires to identify and apprehend other potential suspects are continuing. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station, quoting reference: 16672/21. 

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 4 April 2021

Four people have been arrested following a shooting in Red Lodge.
 

Police were called at around 2.55pm this afternoon, Sunday 4 April, to reports shots had been fired in Elms Road.

 

Three people, two teenage males and a woman, suffered minor injuries caused by shotgun pellets. One of the teenage males suffered injuries to his face and neck.  

 

All three were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

 

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and taken into police custody for questioning. They are a 29-year-old man, a 35-year-old man, a 24-year-old man and a 25-year-old man.

 

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Brown said: "Officers were quickly at the scene of the incident and suspects have been located and arrested.

 

"We are confident this was a targeted attack and there is no threat to the wider public.

 

“There will be a police presence at the scene overnight and tomorrow. There will also be more police officers on patrol to provide reassurance in the area.

 

“We are asking for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.”   

 

Witnesses and anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting reference 37/16672/21 via:

 

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

 

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

Phone – Call 101

 

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999