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Woman tells how she was “very scared” to have gun pointed in her face

PUBLISHED: 17:35 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:36 14 March 2018

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A woman has described her fear after her ex-boyfriend pointed a gun at her face - and then at her mother - when she went to collect her belongings.

Abdul Bailey, 21, is alleged to have pointed the weapon in the face of the 20-year-old woman when she met Bailey at his step-grandfather’s house on Mattishall Road, East Tuddenham.

Bailey is charged with possessing a semi-automatic pistol, two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possessing 96 rounds of .22 long rifle bullets and possessing a firearm and ammunition when prohibited following a prison sentence. He denies all the offences.

Giving evidence at Norwich Crown Court from behind a screen, the ex-girlfriend told how she turned up to collect her belongings while her mother waited outside in her car.

She said when she put her clothing in a bag, Bailey had seemed angry and pulled out a gun from an inside pocket of his coat.

“He put it in my face.”

Asked by prosecutor 
Charles Falk how she felt to have a gun pointing at her, she replied: “Very scared.”

She claimed he put the gun away but as she rushed down the stairs Bailey grabbed her and she fell backwards and started screaming.

She said her screams were heard by Bailey’s grandad and her mother, who came to her aid.

When the girl told her mother Bailey had a gun in his pocket Bailey claimed she was lying.

She said her mother said: “My daughter is not a liar, if you are telling me the truth, then show me what is in your pocket.”

She said her mother tried to grab at his pocket but he then pulled out the gun and pointed it at the pair.

The grandfather told them both to run and she said they felt “frightened and shocked” as they escaped from the house and got into the car.

She said her mother drove off and they later stopped and phoned police as they were scared and shaking and worried about the grandad, as he was in the house.

Also in the dock is Bailey’s mother Cindy Burr, 49, and his sister Sumayyah Bailey, 19, both of Station Road, Great Ryburgh, who are charged jointly with Bailey with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. It is claimed she was coerced into writing a letter claiming she had lied.

The trial continues.


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