Jailed for ‘gun’ threat

Midweek Visiter - - News - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

A22-YEAR-OLD male was jailed af­ter threat­en­ing a man with an replica gun in Hightown. Sean Jones, 22, of Har­rowby Road, Seaforth, was sen­tenced to four years in prison at Liver­pool Crown Court af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­ses­sion of an im­i­ta­tion firearm with in­tent to cause fear of vi­o­lence and dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

At around 12.20pm on Thurs­day, March 29, of­fi­cers were called to re­ports that some­one had threat­ened a man with a firearm out­side a prop­erty in Hightown.

Fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, de­tec­tives is­sued a war­rant for Jones and he was ar­rested at an ad­dress in Melling on Tues­day, April 10.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Gary Strat­ton said: “Thank­fully, no-one was injured dur­ing this in­ci­dent, how­ever to have a firearm pointed at you would have been an ex­tremely dis­tress­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and I hope the sen­tenc­ing of­fers some re­as­sur­ance to the vic­tim.

“Both the courts and the po­lice take of­fences such as this ex­tremely se­ri­ously and Jones has now right­fully been put be­hind bars where he can longer cause harm to our com­mu­nity.

“I want to re­as­sure mem­bers of the pub­lic that in­ci­dents such as this are rare and I would en­cour­age peo­ple to keep giv­ing us in­for­ma­tion on crime in the com­mu­nity, so we can con­tinue to take ac­tion and put of­fend­ers be­fore the courts.”

Liver­pool Crown Court

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