Mother-of-two suffered horrific shotgun injuries by two brothers

Pictured: Horrific shotgun injuries mother-of-two suffered after she was blasted through a window in ‘revenge attack’ by two brothers – who now face jail for attempted murder

  • Emma Robinson was attacked by gunmen Thomas Lee, 21, and James Lee, 27
  • Newcastle Crown Court jurors convicted them of attempting to murder mother
  • The Lees brothers were cleared of trying to murder their cousin, Jordan King
  • These are the horrific shotgun wounds suffered by a mother when two brothers tried to kill her as she cooked cottage pie in her kitchen.

    Emma Robinson was blasted through her window in Westerhope, Newcastle, last year by gunmen Thomas Lee, 21, and James Lee, 27, in an apparent revenge attack after a fall-out between the Lees and her son.

    Miss Robinson was in her kitchen at 10pm on October 3 when she heard a loud bang and her kitchen window breaking before feeling something hit the side of her face and back.

    The Lees brothers are now facing long prison sentences after jurors at Newcastle Crown Court convicted them of attempting to murder the mother.

    These are the horrific shotgun wounds suffered by a mother when two brothers tried to kill her as she cooked cottage pie in her kitchen

    These are the horrific shotgun wounds suffered by a mother when two brothers tried to kill her as she cooked cottage pie in her kitchen

    Emma Robinson was in her kitchen on a Saturday night when she heard a loud bang and her kitchen window breaking before feeling something hit the side of her face and back

    Emma Robinson was in her kitchen on a Saturday night when she heard a loud bang and her kitchen window breaking before feeling something hit the side of her face and back

    James Lee, 27 of Henry Nelson Street, South Shields

    Thomas Lee, 21, of no fixed address

    Emma Robinson was blasted through her window by gunmen Thomas Lee and James Lee in an apparent revenge attack after a fall-out between the Lees and her son

    They were cleared of trying to murder their cousin, Jordan King, around 26 hours after shooting Miss Robinson but were found guilty of attempting to wound him with intent by firing a shotgun at him.

    James Lee was also convicted of possessing ammunition when prohibited due to the fact it was within five years of him being imprisoned for nine months in 2017 for religious or racially aggravated harassment.

    Thomas Lee of no fixed address and James Lee of Henry Nelson Street, South Shields, will be sentenced next week and face substantial prison sentences.

    Jurors were told that Miss Robinson was in her kitchen at Fordmoss Walk when the window behind her smashed and she felt pain in her face, arm and back.

    She had been shot but didn’t realise what had happened initially.

    Miss Robinson said: ‘I was making cottage pie in the kitchen, facing the microwave.

    ‘I heard a loud, like a bang but I don’t know what type of bang but I could hear the glass at the same time.

    ‘I felt something hit the side of my face and I turned round and it’s obviously caught my back.

    ‘I went straight through to the living room. There was glass everywhere.’

    Asked to elaborate on the bang, she said: ‘It was like an echo type thing then I felt something hit my face but I don’t know if it was the glass or something else and something hit the top of my back.’

    She added: ‘I was in shock at the time. It more sinks in afterwards when you think it could’ve been really serious this.’

    Simon Myerson QC, prosecuting, said: ‘She briefly caught site of someone with broad shoulders out of the window, dressed all in black at the side outside the kitchen window and she thought it was a man.

    ‘She couldn’t think of any reason why anyone would do it.’

    They were cleared of trying to murder their cousin, Jordan King, around 26 hours after shooting Miss Robinson

    They were cleared of trying to murder their cousin, Jordan King, around 26 hours after shooting Miss Robinson

    James Lee was also convicted of possessing ammunition when prohibited due to the fact it was within five years of him being imprisoned for nine months in 2017 for religious or racially aggravated harassment

    James Lee was also convicted of possessing ammunition when prohibited due to the fact it was within five years of him being imprisoned for nine months in 2017 for religious or racially aggravated harassment

    Picture shows a police pursuit after Jordan King was shot at

    Picture shows a police pursuit after Jordan King was shot at

    Mr Myerson said anyone getting ready to fire at the kitchen in the dark would have known they were not firing into an empty room and that a woman was present.

    At about 1.35am on October 5, Mr King was in his flat at St Keverne Square, about a mile away from Fordmoss Walk, when he was shot at.

    Mr Myerson said it was not necessary for the prosecution to prove a motive for the attacks but told the jury: ‘As far as we can tell, Jordan King was shot at because he had an argument with one or both of these men and Emma Robinson was shot because earlier on October 3, Thomas Lee and his father had been involved in an argument with her son.

    ‘On October 3 in the afternoon, Thomas Lee was seen outside his father’s address screaming in anger and saying on the phone ‘I’ve done people’s knees before, I’ve used a gun’.

    ‘It appears these two shootings were carried out for revenge and because they were cross.’

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