A gang who carried out an armed robbery in which a security guard was shot in the leg have been jailed.
Ryan Gamble, Mikhail Sinclair, Daniel Nelson and Leroy Davidson - all from Birmingham - were responsible for a £75,000 raid on the Halifax Bank in Newport, south Wales, in April last year.
At Cardiff Crown Court yesterday, Gamble (23), of Wilmcote Tower, who shot security guard Roy Grey and Nelson (27), of Wellesley Gardens, who was the getaway driver and described as the gang's "ringleader," were given indeterminate sentences for the public's protection.
Taking into account the time they had spent in custody, the Recorder of Cardiff, Judge John Griffith Williams QC, said Gamble would not be eligible for parole for eight years and 311 days and Nelson for eight years and 299 days.
At trial, Gamble and Nelson were convicted of conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to rob and wounding with intent.
Gamble was also found guilty of possessing a firearm with criminal intent.
Sinclair (20), of Tower Road, Erdington, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to rob and was found guilty of wounding with intent, was sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.
Davidson (22), of Ensdon Grove, who acted as a lookout, received ten years' imprisonment after being found guilty of conspiracy to rob.
At trial he was cleared of conspiracy to possess a fire-arm with intent to rob and wounding with intent.