A illegal immigrant from Trinidad found guilty of the attempted murder of a trainee Nottinghamshire Pc has been jailed for 30 years
Trinidadian Trevon Kyron Thomas, 24, from Melford Road, Bilborough, Notts, fired three shots at Pc Rachael Bown when she was called to a burglary.
Thomas denied the offence, saying he fired accidentally while overcome by CS gas sprayed by Pc Bown's colleague.
He was convicted by a Nottingham Crown Court jury. He will be deported after serving half his sentence in the UK.
Pc Bown, who suffered life-threatening injuries when shot in the stomach, smiled as she left the court.
Thomas arrived in the UK from Trinidad in February 2000 on a six-month visitor's visa and then settled illegally in Nottingham.
On Tuesday he was also convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
He was jailed for 15 years for the firearms offence, to run concurrently.
Illegal immigrant jailed for 30 years for shooting officer