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shotgun attack Four members of Irish family charged in connection over double teen shooting

British police arrest men linked to feud following shotgun attack that left three people hospitalised


UK police put one of the arrested men in a van.

UK police put one of the arrested men in a van.

UK police put one of the arrested men in a van.

Four members of an Irish family have been charged in connection with a brutal feud- related shooting in the UK which resulted in two teens being hospitalised.

Footage obtained by the Sunday World shows the moment police moved in to arrest four members of the Mongan family in Cambridgeshire this week - following the shooting last weekend.

Police officers were called to the scene of the shooting in Elms Road, Red Lodge, which just over the Cambridgeshire border in Suffolk, after shots were heard at around 3pm on Sunday afternoon last.

Police found an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy who had injuries caused by shotgun pellets. One suffered wounds to his face and neck.

A 17-year-old girl was also injured during the incident after falling while running to safety. All three were taken to hospital for treatment.

Police arrested four men in connection to the incident, two of whom are from Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, the others from London.


Bernard Mongan (35) and David Mongan (25) both of Setchell Drove, Cottenham were later charged with two counts of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (joint enterprise) and also violent disorder.

Malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment under UK law. The same offence committed without intent has a sentence of five years.

Violent disorder carries with it a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Jim Mongan (29), of Harrow, and Thomas Mongan (24), of Ealing, were also charged with the same offences.

Thomas Mongan was also charged with possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life. If convicted of this offence, a minimum jail term of five years in prison applies. All four are understood to originally hail from Co. Clare.

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In footage seen by the Sunday World, police officers can be seen swarming the street where the family live before arresting one of the accused and placing him in the back of a police van.

Providing a running commentary, the man recording the video says: "That's a nice carry on ... it was obviously a tip off. I've never seen the like of it in my life.

"Locked up, look there's James (Jim) Mongan ... locked up like. The poor aul fella.

"Dirty f**kin' scummy b*****ds. On my children's life. That's what Travellers do to other Travellers when arguments is going on.

"Poor fella and he's ripped to bits ... I knows him well."

All four remain in custody pending trial.

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