Gun siege over cold KEBAB: Terrifying moment gunman threatens to shoot cops during 14-hour stand-off after taking delivery driver hostage because his takeaway was not hot enough

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By Robert Fofana

  • Paul Burton and Nathan Turner jailed after firing sniper-style air rifle at police car

This is the terrifying moment two drugged-up thugs shot at police during a 14-hour siege after taking a delivery driver hostage because their kebab was cold.

Paul Burton, 45, and Nathan Turner, 37, were jailed after firing sniper-style air rifle at a police car and dumping police over the vehicles from an eighth floor flat in Bedford, near Milton Keynes.

The pair – who had been drinking and taking drugs – demanded the courier give them their money back and trapped him in a lift, only releasing him an hour later when the shop’s owner came to collect him.

In video live-streamed on Facebook Burton accused the driver of being late and forgetting the salad, The Sun reports.

And – shortly before 6am – they confronted a neighbour with the weapon after she knocked and kicked  their door to complain about the blaring music.

Gun siege over cold KEBAB: Terrifying moment gunman threatens to shoot cops during 14-hour stand-off after taking delivery driver hostage because his takeaway was not hot enough

Terrifying images taken from CCTV inside one of the block’s corridors shows Turner holding the huge three-foot gun, fitted with a telescopic sight and a suppressor at the end of the barrel

Paul Burton

Nathan Turner

Paul Burton, 45, and Nathan Turner, 37, were jailed after firing sniper-style air rifle at a police car and dumping police over the vehicles from an eighth floor flat in Bedford, near Milton Keynes

The call-out is said to have cost the taxpayer a total of £85,000 - while damage by Turner (pictured) to the police cars was as much as £4,700

The call-out is said to have cost the taxpayer a total of £85,000 – while damage by Turner (pictured) to the police cars was as much as £4,700

Saying she was at her ‘wit’s end’ – the music was breifly turned down before it was turned back up and she saw the rifle being pointed at her front doo.

Believing it to be a real gun – and saying it looked like an AK47 – the woman called the police after the lairy pair pointed it at her door.

Shocking footage shows heavily-armed officers outside their door – as one of the thugs says: ‘We’re not coming out slowly. 

‘If you come in one of you gets killed.’ 

In the coming morning, Burton fired the air-rifle at a police car – piercing the windscreen and narrowly avoiding a dog handler who feared for his life.

Terrifying images taken from CCTV inside one of the block’s corridors shows Turner holding the huge three-foot gun, fitted with a telescopic sight and a suppressor at the end of the barrel. 

Turner continued to throw paint and plants from the flat – damaging cars as he flung them from the balcony.

He finally surrendered to police at around 12.30pm – with Burton following shortly before 6pm.

Turner threw paint and plants from the flat - damaging cars as he flung them from the balcony

Turner threw paint and plants from the flat – damaging cars as he flung them from the balcony

They also found a number of huge pythons and other reptiles - which were later rehomed

They also found a number of huge pythons and other reptiles – which were later rehomed

Both were arrested – 14 hours after their reign of chaos first began.

When police entered the flat the confiscated the rifle alongside another immitation firearm.

They also found a number of huge pythons and other reptiles – which were later rehomed.

The pair’s behaviour was described as ‘lawless anti-social behaviour’ in Luton Crown Court. 

The call-out is said to have cost the taxpayer a total of £85,000 – while damage to the police cars was as much as £4,700, the Bedford Independent reported. 

William Durrands, mitigating, said that Turner had suffered a bereavement, had been separated from his family and was bi-polar.

And Burton’s lawyers said he had a history of substance abuse and mental health problems. 

Burton pleaded guilty to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts of possession of an imitation firearm to cause fear of violence as he was jailed for seven years in early October. 

And Turner, 37, of Bury Court, Bedford, pleaded guilty to affray and five counts of criminal damage, as he was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

He is likely to have been released almost immediately after serving time on remand.

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