An armed mob ‘lured’ police on to the streets by firebombing a pub so they could attack them during last summer’s riots, a court heard today.
They fired at least 12 shots at officers from four guns during the night of ‘orchestrated violence’ in Birmingham, a jury was told.
Prosecutor Andrew Lockhart QC said the Barton Arms pub in the inner city Newtown area was set fire to before furniture from it was used to build a ‘makeshift barricade’ and to smash into other nearby shops and offices.
Mr Lockhart said: ‘This was an event in which they carried out a series of acts that they knew a large number of police officers would be deployed to deal with.
‘It was their aim to get a large number of police officers out on the streets where they could then be attacked… They were out on the street armed and intent on violence.’ It had ‘all the hallmarks of a planned event’, with two groups of men – the first numbering 25 or 26, and the second an unspecified number – converging on the pub and ‘a cheer going up’ when they came together.
So… a group of criminals set a trap for unarmed officers with the intent of luring them there to shoot them and then open fire…attempt murder anyone?
Any guesses for the sentence should they be actually convicted?
Well… since they were charged with riot, violent disorder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and arson being reckless to whether life would be endangered- I reckon 2-years inside on average…
REMEMBER: IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY THEY WOULD LIKE AS NOT, BE IN THE GROUND WITH POLICE FIREARM SIZED HOLES IN THEM…
However, since the gov and their lobbyists care more about gangsta’ boys than us- it’s never going to happen is it?
One less copper is one less to pay..
We are not even worth a charge of att/murder.