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The man who shot a Woodford Green businessman at point blank range as he worked in his cafe has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

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Temidire Owolabi, 22, of Chafford Hundred, entered Cakes and Shakes, in High Road, on November 14 2011 and shot 24-year-old James Bryant twice at point-blank range.

His mother and friends witnessed the shooting in broad daylight.

They were clearing up mess in the closed cafe from when the window was blasted out with a shotgun days before.

Mr Bryant survived the attack but fell into a coma and spent two months recovering in hospital.

Owolabi was sentenced to 24 years for attempted murder and 15 years for possession of a firearm at the Old Bailey today.

He was cleared of blowing out the window with a shotgun, of conspiracy to murder and of a further count of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life relating to the shotgun.

The sentences will run concurrently.

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