29 years for armed robber

Daniel Hannam, of no fixed address, has been sentenced to 29 years of which 24 will be spent in prison. Hannam was convicted by a jury earlier this week of endangering the lives of police officers during a shooting incident in Park Street, Castle Cary on Wednesday 23 January this year.

The offences he admitted also included an armed robbery at the Co-op in Mudford Road, Yeovil, on Thursday 17 January, in which he threatened staff with a shotgun.

6 days later he endangered the lives of police officers by firing a double-barrelled shotgun out of a window in a bid to evade arrest in Castle Cary.

Hannam admitted charges of:

  • possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence,
  • making use of a firearm with intent to resist arrest,
  • attempted kidnap,
  • and attempted burglary

At Bristol Crown Court today, Mr Justice Soole sentenced Hannam to the 24-year prison term and a further five years’ on licence. The judge took the opportunity to express his admiration for the bravery of the officers involved in arresting Hannam. He awarded Crown Court Commendations to five firearms officers, as well as to the investigation team.


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