A 13-year-old member of an armed robbery gang from Liverpool was captured in a mobile phone camera picture wielding a shotgun, it has been revealed at court.
Jobe Kilbride was the youngest member of a five-strong gang jailed after going on a terrifying 10-day crime spree targeting shopkeepers and taxi drivers for their cash.
One man was shot and others left fearing for their lives as the hooded youngsters prowled the streets of north Liverpool and Huyton with a loaded shotgun in April and May.
A judge allowed Kilbride and his accomplices to be named, despite their young ages, saying the public would be “shocked and horrified” at what they had done.
The photograph of Kilbride posing up with the shotgun was discovered on his Blackberry when he was arrested.