Winson Green teen jailed for loaded firearm in police raid

A teenager has been jailed for more than four years after we discovered a loaded handgun and ammunition when officers executed a warrant at property in #Birmingham.

The 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was jailed for four years and three months at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday (9 May) after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Officers had carried out a warrant at a home in the Winson Green area of the city on 14 December last year and arrested him.

We discovered a loaded handgun at the property. Checks confirmed it to be a live and viable weapon and he was subsequently charged and remanded into custody.

Detective Sergeant Nick McCullogh, from the major crime team, said: “We are delighted to have taken another weapon off the streets of Birmingham. We work really hard to arrest and bring to justice the most serious criminals in our region. Those with access to firearms represent a real threat, so it’s always pleasing to take live weapons off the streets.

“We don’t underestimate the harm that firearms can cause to communities and thank the community for their help in providing information to us. I would urge anyone with information on those involved in gun crime to please get in touch so that we can continue to take action.”

Operation Target sees us taking a defiant stand against a range of serious and organised crime offences – from drug dealing and burglary to cyber crime and fraud.

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Officers use local intelligence, seize goods, carry out warrants and target offenders as part of Op Target’s ongoing crackdown against serious and organised crime.

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