Two Men Jailed For 15 Years For Firearms Offences

Two men has been jailed for 15 years for firearms offences, following an operation by the Trident Gang Crime Command.

Edward Ephraim and Adrian McNeish, both aged 32, were arrested during an intelligence-led operation by the squad when they stopped two cars on 23 December, 2013.

A sawn-off shotgun and two rounds of ammunition were recovered from one of the vehicles.

Ephraim, of Lennard Road, Croydon, was jailed for six years for possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and six years for possession of a prohibited weapon, to run concurrently.

McNeish, of Mitford Walk, Crawley, was jailed for nine years for possession of a prohibited weapon. He was out on license when arrested in 2013.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Darren Eyers, from the Met's Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "Ephraim and McNeish are two dangerous individuals.

"Their intent was to threaten people's lives through the possession and no doubt use of the firearm we recovered.

"These convictions serve as another reminder to anybody involved in the possession, supply and use of firearms; we will continue to actively pursue them and bring them before the courts. These are serious offences and will result in lengthy custodial sentences."


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