A DRUNKEN thug on a nine-day drugs binge waved around a shotgun and accidentally shot another man in the foot.

Burnley Crown Court heard 24-year-old Connor Goodwin injured his finger when firing the single shot at Sean Fell in a neighbour’s flat.

And when police went to arrest him they found 30 cannabis plants in his neighbouring Waterfoot flat.

Prosecuting, Stephen Parker said there were several people in the flat on May 14, all drinking or taking drugs.

The court heard Mr Fell found himself in a bedroom with Goodwin. The court heard the defendant then picked up the shotgun, which he said he didn’t know was loaded.

Mr Parker said: “The defendant started waving it around. The victim was shot in the foot. The victim screamed in pain. The defendant passed him something to wrap around his foot.”

Mr Fell told police that the defendant began asking him to stay where he was but he wanted to leave.

As he went into the corridor a reveller poured a jug of water on Mr Goodwin’s foot in an attempt to clean the wound.

Mr Parker said: “He had got it into his head they were going to kill him.

“The owner of the flat came out with a pram because the defendant couldn’t walk properly.”

The court heard Mr Fell was being pushed down Burnley Road East, but fearing a further attack got out of the pram and walked to nearby shops.

Mr Parker said that about 5.20pm Mr Fell told witnesses he had been hit by a car, then he told them he was hit by a motorbike and finally that he had been shot. When paramedics arrived he refused to tell them where he had been shot or who had done it.

Mr Fell was taken Royal Blackburn and then Royal Preston Hospital where he has had seven operations to a large ‘through and through’ wound.

Goodwin, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding, possessing a shotgun without a certificate and producing cannabis. Defending, Philip Holden said his client, who had become a dad, should not be viewed as a dangerous offender.

Judge Sara Dodd jailed Goodwin for three years