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An Enfield man has been sentenced to six years in prison for possession of a handgun as woman pleads guilty to owning a shotgun
A man has been sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of a gun.
Tyson Newland, 32, of Roman Way, Enfield, pleaded guilty at Inner London Crown Court on Friday, September 27 to one count of possession of the handgun and one count of possession of ammunition.
Stopped by armed officers in Billet Road, Chingford, on November 27, 2012, Newland attempted to escape and discard a black sock which contained the 9mm calibre pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
Nearly two hours after the arrest on November 27, at 7.45pm, police uncovered a shotgun at an address in Alma Road where Dominique Alexander, 28, who lived at that address was arrested for possession of a firearm.
On September 18, Newland was found not guilty of possession of a handgun with intent to endanger life, and one count of possession of the shotgun and ammunition.
Ms Alexander pleaded guilty to possession of the shotgun and one count of possession of ammunition and will be sentenced at the same court as Mr Newland at a later date.
Investigating officer detective inspector Steve Meechan, said: "This was a great example of work carried out by the Trident Gang Command in tackling gun crime.
"This resulted in two lethal firearms being removed from our streets and the perpetrators being placed before the courts.
"The sentences handed out today should be a clear deterrent to those involved in all aspects of this gang-related criminality."
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