"firearms are something taken very seriously"
Mohammed Subhan Ali, aged 22, of Bradford, was jailed for seven years after he concealed a sawn-off shotgun in some bushes.
He was also jailed for drug offences.
Bradford Crown Court heard that on December 31, 2019, police received a report of a man in possession of both a firearm and ammunition.
Following police inquiries, officers arrested Ali in connection with the investigation.
A property was searched following the arrest.
A sawn-off shotgun was then found in a bin liner, hidden in some bushes at the back of the property.
Ali was then charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, as well as possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
He was convicted of the charges and on February 4, 2021, he was sentenced to seven years in prison.
After Ali was sentenced, Detective Constable Katie Briggs, from Bradford CID, said:
“Offences involving firearms are something taken very seriously by West Yorkshire Police and I am very glad that this investigation has led to a lethal weapon being removed from our streets.
“This conviction is a result of extremely hard work to secure evidence against Ali.
“In the end, the evidence was so strong against him that he had no choice but to plead guilty.”
“Firearms have absolutely no place on our streets and every time one is removed by us, it makes Bradford a safer place for all.”
Mohammed Subhan Ali is not the only offender to appear at Bradford Crown Court recently as a result of a firearm charge.
The court jailed Asif Mahmood, also from Bradford, for seven years and four months for possession of drugs with intent to supply, and possession of an illegal firearm and nine rounds of ammunition.
Mahmood made his appearance at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
The 30-year-old was found to have stored a potentially lethal firearm in his wardrobe. A stash of cocaine was also found in his car.
Mahmood told the court that he was threatened to store the firearm and 116 wraps of cocaine after writing off a car he was not insured to drive.
However, Judge Jonathan Rose rejected his claims. He labelled him a Class A drug dealer who was holding on to a firearm for his criminal associates.
Mahmood is serving five years for the firearm offence and two years and four months for drug dealing. The sentences will run consecutively.