Englishman who shot self in groin jailed 5 years for illegal firearm

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    SHEFFIELD, England (AP) - An Englishman who shot himself in the groin after drinking 15 pints of beer and stuffing a sawed-off shotgun down his trousers was jailed for five years Tuesday for illegal possession of a firearm.

    David Walker, 28, had emergency surgery after the March 6 incident in Dinnington, northern England. Tests were continuing to learn if Walker would be left infertile, his lawyer Gulzar Syed said.

    "He still feels quite severe pain," Syed told Sheffield Crown Court, adding some pellets still are lodged in Walker's groin area.

    Walker admitted one charge of possession of a prohibited firearm at a previous hearing.

    Prosecuting lawyer Andrew Hatton told the court Walker had gone home for the shotgun after arguing in the pub with lifelong friend Stuart Simpson about whose turn it was to buy a beer.

    As he was returning to the pub, which had closed by then, he accidentally fired the weapon.

    "He had it shoved down his trousers," Hatton said.

    "After the shotgun had discharged he placed it in a rubbish bin and crawled back to his home."

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