A man has been convicted of attempted murder after a shooting in the Britwell estate earlier this year.

On March 26, 26-year-old Malamin Sarr was sitting in the passenger seat of a van in Wentworth Avenue with a friend.

Two masked men - who were known to Mr Sarr - approached the vehicle and shot at him through the window, hitting him in the shoulder, with the bullet becoming lodged in his chest.

The pair then fled the scene.


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Mr Sarr was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Billy Merryweather, 21, of Wentworth Avenue, Slough was convicted today at Reading Crown Court by a majority jury.

He was also convicted of one count of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Michael Omitiran, 23, formerly of Webb Close, Slough, was found not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life by a majority jury.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “This was an appalling and cowardly attack involving the use of live firearms in a busy, residential area at just after 9pm on a Thursday evening.

“It is clear from this incident and his previous offending history that Billy Merryweather in particular is a very dangerous young man who is quite prepared to commit serious violence against others quite literally on his own doorstep.

“These verdicts are down to the excellent work of the investigation and prosecution team who built and presented a compelling case to the jury, even without the victim’s support or co-operation, and despite clear attempts by Merryweather and Omitiran’s family and friends to frustrate our enquiries.

“This case demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will not tolerate serious violence and that we will use all available resources to pursue, arrest and prosecute those involved in the criminal use of firearms.”

Merryweather and Omitiran will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court at a date which is yet to be set.