Two men sentenced at Harrow Crown Court for violence country house summer party in Garston

Police search party goers and their cars for weapons (Hertfordshire Constabulary)

Police were called to High Elms Manor in High Elms Lane on the evening of Sunday, June 12 after a large scale disturbance was reported.


Trouble broke out following a party at the venue - hosted by a music company - that had an all-white dress code.


A 28 year old man was shot in the shoulder during the incident and gun shots were reported to have been shot into the air.


Sharriff Dacres, aged 22, of Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead, was found guilty by a jury of possession of a firearm and was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (February 17) to seven years in prison.


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Following the incident, the home of his cousin Alexander Dacres, aged 27, of Tudor Avenue, Watford, was subsequently searched on June 14 (2016) and officers discovered white clothing, a gun, bullets and drugs.


He was found guilty of the following offences:

  • Possession of a firearm with intent to allow another to endanger life. 
  • Possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life. ·
  • Possession of a firearm. ·
  • Possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin). 

He was sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison. .


Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, from the Beds, Herts and Cambs Major Crime Unit, said: “This violent incident was extremely unusual for the area and caused considerable concern among the local community.


“Many of those at the party on that day had travelled from outside the area to attend including some London rap artists.

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“This was a complex investigation and officers worked hard to bring the offenders to justice. I am pleased with the sentences and I hope this sends a strong message to potential offenders that violent crime will not be tolerated in Hertfordshire.”


The High Elms road was still closed off.  A special Police Team was on location. police van arrest watford Abbots langley high elms a405 High Elms Lane where the Video Production Party was being held at the manor, reportedly a Drug deal went wrong and either a stabbing or gunshots went off.


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