Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed for possession of a firearm in Milton Keynes.
Robert Harvey, aged 18, of Grangers Croft, Hodge Lea, Milton Keynes, was sentenced to five years in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday (28/1).
He pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without firearm certificate authority.
At around 7pm on 22 January last year, Harvey was stopped in a vehicle and found to have a firearm and bullet on him.
He was arrested at the scene and charged the following day.
Detective Constable Serena Bellis, of the Priority Crime Team based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “I hope this robust sentence sends a strong message to offenders in the community that possession of a firearm without the appropriate authority will not be tolerated.
“In this instance the firearm wasn’t used and we prevented a member of the local community from being injured.”