Man jailed for gun of­fences

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A MAN has been jailed for five years for firearms of­fences.

Alan Robin­son (36), of St Paul’s Drive, Chat­teris, was jailed in con­nec­tion with an in­ci­dent in March this year, when he fired shots at a house and dumped the pis­tol - which was later found by a pen­sioner who ac­ci­den­tally set off the gun.

On March 8, Robin­son went to an ad­dress in Plover Close, Chat­teris, car­ry­ing a Brevette SGDG semi-au­to­matic pis­tol.

He fired the weapon in the di­rec­tion of a prop­erty, but no­body was in­jured.

The court heard he claimed he was seek­ing ret­ri­bu­tion af­ter be­ing the vic­tim of an as­sault.

Af­ter the in­ci­dent, Robin­son hid the gun in a flowerbed next to the Bud­gens store in Bridge Street, Chat­teris.

A pen­sioner later picked up weapon, think­ing it was a toy.

How­ever, the gun ac­ci­den­tally dis­charged, fir­ing two rounds into a brick wall. No-one was hurt.

Robin­son pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing a sec­tion one firearm, pos­sess­ing a firearm with in­tent to cause fear and pos­sess­ing an of­fen­sive weapon.

He was sen­tenced at Cam­bridge Crown Court yes­ter­day.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Matt Swash said: “Thank­fully no-one was in­jured dur­ing these in­ci­dents but it could eas­ily have been a dif­fer­ent story.

“All guns are dan­ger­ous, es­pe­cially when in the wrong hands and of­fences like these are taken very se­ri­ously by po­lice and the courts.

“To­day’s re­sult sends out a clear mes­sage that this will not be tol­er­ated.”

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