Man jailed for three years and four months after being convicted of assault and firearm offences
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A man has been sentenced to three years and four months behind bars following an investigation into a firearms incident in Eastleigh.
The incident happened at around 6.15pm on Sunday 16 May 2021 outside an address on Chapel Drove in Horton Heath.
Appearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday (20 December), they heard how Kieron Kimber, aged 30, of Romsey Road, Winchester approached an address in Chapel Drove, asking for the main occupiers son, before pulling out an imitation firearm and discharging it twice.
Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.
Whilst the court also heard how Kimber and another associate had smashed the front and rear windscreen of a black BMW 1-series on Sopwith Road prior to the firearm incident.
Kieron Kimber was charged soon after his arrest and was yesterday (20 December) jailed for three years and four months after being found guilty at Southampton Crown Court of:
• Assault by beating • Possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence
Kimber was also sentenced for a number of un-related incidents at the same time, including a business burglary and for throwing items – including drugs and mobile phones – into the grounds of a prison in Dorset.
In total, Kieron Kimber was sentenced to five years for all the offences presented to him.
Police Staff Investigator and Officer in Case, Kerrie Green, said: “This was an incredibly complex investigation over the past 18 months, but the commitment of our officers, working closely alongside the victims and providing the courts with comprehensive evidence has resulted in the conviction of a very dangerous individual.
“We hope that today’s sentencing sends out a message that violence of this nature will not be tolerated across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We will deal with those responsible as robustly as possible.
“A very dangerous person is now off the streets and can do no further harm to his victims.
“Public safety is our priority and we would like to thank the members of the public who called 999 to inform us of this incident and the policing teams who responded to the initial incidents."