BREAKING LONDON WESTMINSTER

A man has been jailed for five years after police discovered a sawn-off shotgun and a pistol during a raid on his home.

 

Nick Miller, 56  of Sutherland Court, Westminster, appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 18 March, where he pleaded guilty to possession of two prohibited firearms.

He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for one count of possession of a firearm and another five years for a second count. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Detectives arrested Miller on Friday, 12 February, on suspicion of possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Shortly after, officers raided his home and found a sawn-off pump action shotgun, a self-loading pistol, ammunition rounds of various calibres and more than 60 shotgun cartridges.

He was remanded in custody and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 18 February.

Detective Inspector Jim Casey, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “I am pleased with today’s sentence which reflects the seriousness of Miller’s crimes.

“These firearms were live and capable of inflicting serious harm. I have no doubt that they would have been used to commit crime on the streets of London.

“Our focus is on protecting our communities. We will continue to target and prosecute all those involved in firearms and other serious crime.”