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Man guilty of shooting commuter

Artist's impression of Brian Wall

Brian Wall is due to be sentenced in June

A man has been found guilty of shooting a commuter who intervened when a security guard was held up in Essex.

Brian Wall, 62, of Dagenham, Essex, was convicted of causing 26-year-old Adam Mapleson grievous bodily harm with intent at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Wall, who had denied any offence, was found not guilty of attempted murder.

Jurors were told Mr Mapleson, of Rayleigh, Essex, was standing with his hands up when Wall shot him outside Rayleigh railway station in May 2007.

Mr Mapleson told the court he tried to help guard Melanie Williamson after she was robbed.

Jurors were told he saw a robber running and body-checked him. He then saw a gun in the robber's hand and put his arms up, but the robber opened fire.

The jury is still deliberating its verdict on charges against Terry Smith, 49, of Canvey Island, Essex, and his brother Len, 50, of Dagenham, Essex.

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