02/12/2019

PSNI Welcome Jail Term For Gun & Drugs Charges

The PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force has welcomed the sentencing of a man convicted of firearm and drugs offences.

John Neale, aged 52, was sentenced to five and three years, to run concurrently, at Belfast Crown Court on Friday 29 November.

It comes after Mr Neale had entered guilty pleas to charges including possessing a firearm in suspicious circumstances and possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
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Detective Chief Inspector Martin Cummings said: "We are pleased that this individual has been successfully prosecuted and now faces time behind bars. We are also thankful that we were able to find a dangerous firearm and illegal drugs and remove them from our streets."

The Paramilitary Crime Task Force remains committed to tackling issues of serious crime in the community. Anyone with information that may assists their efforts is urged to contact detectives on 101.

Alternatively, details can be provided anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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