Ipswich/London: Murder conviction for gunman who fled to Ipswich after shootings

Police seal off parking area in Kildare Avenue after Bidace Anthony's arrest

Police seal off parking area in Kildare Avenue after Bidace Anthony's arrest - Credit: Contributed

A gunman who fled to Ipswich after shooting a man dead before trying to kill his disabled partner was convicted of murder today.

Daniel Bidace Anthony was arrested at a house in Kildare Avenue, Ipswich, following the shootings in London last June.

The 30-year-old had denied carrying out the “cold-blooded execution” of Dothan Gordon, 32, in the living room of his Ealing home.

Bidace Anthony then fired twice at double leg amputee Amy Ashitey, 28, as she lay in bed because she recognised him, jurors at the Old Bailey were told.

One bullet pierced part of her lung and remains lodged in her body, while the other missed before the gun jammed, the court heard.

This morning Bidace Anthony was found guilty of murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Another defendant, Antonie Joseph, was cleared of assisting an offender.

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Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC previously told the court that Mr Gordon was shot in the back of the head as he tried to act as a middle man in a £100,000 drugs deal.

He said: “This case involved the cold-blooded execution of a man and the callous attempted murder of a double amputee lying in her bed when she was shot.

“The man was trying to kill her because she had recognised the killer.”

Bidace Anthony, of Earl’s Court, west London, had denied the charges. He is due to be sentenced tomorrow.