Man jailed for 5 years on firearms offences

A MAN jailed for five years today for firearms offences.

Alan Robinson, 36, of St Paul’s Drive, Chatteris was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court.

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

On March 8 this year Robinson went to an address in Plover Close, Chatteris carrying a Brevette SGDG semi-automatic pistol. He fired the pistol in the direction of the property but no-one was injured.

He claimed he was seeking retribution after previously being assaulted.

Robinson hid the gun in a flowerbed next to Budgens in the town, where a pensioner later discovered it, believing it to be a toy. On picking up the gun the pensioner discharged it firing, two rounds into a brick wall.

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

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

“Today’s result sends out a clear message that this will not be tolerated and there are serious consequences for anyone illegally in possession of a firearm.”

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