A GUNMAN who opened fire after a row about a drinking session has been jailed for four years.

Michael Ward, aged 28, fired two shots after Devon Clarke refused to let him into his flat in Arnulf Street, Bellingham.

His brother, Joseph Ward, aged 22, flung an ashtray at Mr Clarke, before threatening to kill him.

The Old Bailey heard how the brothers, of Brookehowse Road, Catford, turned up at the flat at 4am, on April 26 last year.

The pair, who were carrying a bottle of spirits, banged on the door and demanded Mr Clarke let them in for a drink.

But when he refused, the brothers turned violent, with Michael Ward firing bullets into the wall and the kitchen boiler.

Michael Ward admitted possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Joseph Ward, who admitted making a threat to kill, was jailed for 21 months.