Man jailed for gun crime - Luton


A Luton man appeared at Luton Crown Court today, Monday, 10 February 2014, and was jailed for five years after admitting to possessing a handgun.

Mali James, aged 20, of Wedgewood Road, Luton, pleaded guilty to three offences including possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm without a certificate, and possession of criminal property namely £2990 in cash.

Today's conviction and sentence follows his arrest in October 2013 by Bedfordshire Police as part of a wider investigation into gun crime codenamed Operation Boson.

In sentencing the defendant, His Honour Judge Farrell said: "If you applied any common sense you knew full well you were assisting someone to look after an extremely dangerous weapon. It is a very grave crime and must be dealt with accordingly. In my judgement there are no exceptional circumstances here, with your willingness to look after such a weapon and the number of firearms offences that have taken place in this town recently."