Man jailed for gun offences
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.”