From West Midlands Police:
A man whose house was found to be littered with guns has been jailed for possession of firearms as the force vows that there will be no let-up in the fight to take guns off the region’s streets.
Luke Moxam, 21, from Merritts Hill, Northfield, Birmingham was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition at Birmingham Crown Court Friday (26 February).
Officers raided his terraced home on 27 January and found two revolvers hidden under his bed. A third hand gun was found in a safe and a sawn off shot gun, wrapped in a bin bag, was discovered in a kitchen cupboard.
PC Jon Chew, from Birmingham’s Violent Crime Team, said: “This has been a fast paced investigation that has seen several firearms taken off the streets.
“We are determined to rid the streets of guns and will expedite any investigation where firearms are involved.
“There is no excuse for holding a gun illegally and we will continue to disrupt the gangs who use these weapons and the networks who are behind the supply of them.
“We have lots of intelligence about firearms distribution in Birmingham and we are constantly acting on this information today’s result is evidence of that.
“The courts quite rightly take a tough stance on offenders who use deadly weapons. We will relentlessly pursue these people, seize their weapons and put them before a judge.”
In the last three months in excess of 60 people have been arrested for firearms related offences and at least 23 weapons have been seized.
Anyone who has any information about gun and gang crime is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.