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Two jailed for shooting clubber

Gary Guthrie
Gary Guthrie was shot as he drove away from the Ice Rink club

Two men have been given life sentences over the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man near a south London nightclub.

Gary Guthrie, from West Norwood, south-east London, was targeted as he drove away from a party at the Ice Rink club in Streatham High Road in October 2007.

Junior Cameron, 27, from Hornsey, north London, was found guilty of his murder and jailed for a minimum of 26 years.

Darrell Albert, 28, from Brent, was convicted of attempted murder and must serve at least 13 years in prison.

Both men, who are members of the Tottenham Man Dem gang, were also given life terms for gun possession.

They were sentenced to a minimum term of six years for that offence, to run concurrently with their other sentences.

'Dangerous gangsters'

The Old Bailey heard that Mr Guthrie was driving home from the club when he was shot. He died in hospital.

His friend Rowan Williams, 31, was shot in the back but survived.

Sentencing, Mr Justice Owen said: "Gun crime is increasingly prevalent on the streets of our inner cities.

"Those who go about armed with firearms and who use them to murder or to attempt to murder must be under no illusion as to the sentences they will receive."

Michael Wabara, 23, of no fixed abode, Simon Rhodes-Butler, 31, whose address is unknown, and Courtney Hutchinson, 23, of Brixton, south London, were cleared of murder and attempted murder in March.

Outside court, Det Insp Steve Horsley said: "These were dangerous gangsters who needed to be locked up for life."

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