Chingford News

Chingford woman who tried to lure ex to his death found guilty

She and her new boyfriend were caught after accidentally returning to the crime scene while trying to flee
By Waltham Forest Echo

Shannon Rule, a 22-year-old from Chingford (credit: Met Police)
Shannon Rule, a 22-year-old from Chingford (credit: Met Police)

A Chingford woman was found guilty of trying to murder her ex-boyfriend after accidentally returning to the crime scene while trying to flee.

Shannon Rule, a 22-year-old from Ashwood Road, arranged to meet her ex near his Morden home on 22nd June to discuss threatening texts he had received from her new partner.

Unbeknownst to the 25-year-old victim, this man, 23-year-old Daniel Gaudin from Waltham Cross, came with her and shot him several times in a “horrific broad daylight attack”.

Police were called to the scene just after 2pm and found the victim with “life-changing” injuries, which require “ongoing treatment to this day”.

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Daniel Gaudin from Waltham Cross (credit: Met Police)

Gaudin and Rule fled but, after getting lost in the unfamiliar streets, accidentally doubled back on themselves and were arrested by firearms officers standing guard at the scene.

Detective Inspector Iain Wallace said: “Our thoughts foremost are with the young man, whose life was changed in an instant following a shocking and utterly needless act of wanton violence, born out of Gaudin’s sheer jealousy and insecurity.

“He had no idea of what would unfold that day and the terrible injuries he sustained will mean he needs assistance for the rest of his life. I hope the convictions we have seen today will allow him and his family some small measure of comfort.

“Gaudin and Rule will now pay the price for their ruthless, calculated attack with their freedom. There is no place for violence on our streets and anyone concerned in such violence can be assured that the Met will stop at nothing to bring offenders to justice.”

Rule claimed she had no idea what Gaudin had planned but a jury heard she sent multiple texts to her ex, warning him her new partner had a gun.

She was found guilty of attempted murder at Kingston Crown Court on 22nd December, while Gaudin pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

The pair are due to be sentenced at the same court on 19th January next year.

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