A man has been jailed after a victim was shot through a car window.

Police were called last year (March 24) at around 3pm to reports of a man in his 30s being shot at through a car window in Springfield Road in Smallford.

The car, a silver Mercedes, then fled the scene and the wounded victim was airlifted to hospital for emergency surgery.

Michael Clark, 22, from Van Meadows in Redbourn, was identified as a suspect and arrested on May 13.

Clark was now jailed on Tuesday (February 9) and sentenced to a total of 17 years after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent at an earlier hearing on November 6.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the BCH MCU, said: “We understand incidents such as this will cause concern among the local community, however we quickly identified this as a targeted attack, between people known to each other; although the motive remains unknown.

“Thankfully the victim survived, but he is still suffering from the effects of his injury today.

“I’m pleased that a dangerous man is now off our streets.”