A gunman's accomplice has been jailed for setting a trap that allowed his victim to get shot in the buttocks at point-blank range.

Adil Rana was sentenced to 11 years behind bars at Southwark Crown Court on Friday for helping to orchestrate a “revenge” plot against victim Razwan Malik last summer.

The court heard the 25-year-old, of St Leonard's Avenue, Chingford, first approached Mr Malik outside a luggage shop in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, on July 31 last year and asked for his phone number.

Rana telephoned his target shortly before 1am on August 2 to say his brother, who Mr Malik had been in prison with a year before, wanted to talk to him.

Rana explained that he was close to Mr Malik's home, so they could meet face to face and he could chat to his brother over Rana's phone.

CCTV footage from near his home recorded a silver Volkswagen Polo, registered to Rana's brother, driving around Walthamstow 15 minutes before the shooting.

“The Crown say that the defendant and his accomplice were staking out the area to find an appropriate location for the offence to take place,' prosecutor Jennifer Obourne told the court.

At around 1.15am, the vehicle turned into Albert Road and Rana left the gunman waiting inside by the junction with Lorne Road.

“The accomplice got out of the vehicle and approached Mr Malik from behind,” Ms Obourne said.

“The Crown say that this approach was planned by the defendant and his accomplice in order that Mr Malik would not see the gunman until the last opportunity.”

Mr Malik then turned and saw a masked gunman four metres behind him, the court heard.

Before he could flee, the mystery gunman let off a single shotgun blast which left Mr Malik with 200 pellets embedded in his right buttock.

Prosecutors said he was fortunate not to suffer more serious injuries but is “constantly in fear” for his life and alarmed that the 12-bore shotgun was “still out there”.

Rana had been due to stand trial accused of attempted murder, on the basis he helped orchestrate the shooting despite not being the triggerman, but pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He refused to name his accomplices and detectives have never been able to identify who gave the orders for the attack to be carried out.

Judge Michael Grieve QC told Rana he accepted he was not the one in overall charge of the “retribution or revenge” against Mr Malik, but considered him to be “the director of operations on the ground”.

“This was a clearly devised plan to lure the victim, Mr Mailk, out of his home in the early hours of the morning and to place him close to where your accomplice was waiting with a loaded shotgun,” the judge added.