We have today, Wednesday 13th May, welcomed the sentencing of two people following an armed containment in Bootle.
On Thursday 28th March 2019 armed officers were called to premises on Bedford Road where an armed containment was put in place. Following the search of an address a revolver, pistol and quantity of ammunition was seized.
Jack Quinton, 26, of no fixed abode, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of firearms offences and later pleaded guilty to handling a stolen vehicle, possession with intent to endanger life in relation to the recovery of a loaded Glock and silencer and possession of a firearm and ammunition.
He was today sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 13 and a half years in prison with an extended licence period of 16 years.
His partner, Darhyl-Hannah Smith, 29, of Crompton Street, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to assisting an organised crime group (OCG). She was sentenced to 16 months in prison suspended for two years and 120 hours unpaid work.
Detective Chief Inspector Jason Pye, from the North West Regional Crime Unit (NWROCU), said: “This was a significant result and subsequent seizure of potentially lethal firearms.
“Every gun recovered is a weapon that could be used to cause fear, intimidation or harm and loaded weapons clearly have the potential to cause serious risk to people in the area.
“If anyone has any information about those involved in gun crime, or who knows where weapons are being stored, please keep contacting us so that these positive results continue.”
Anyone with information on the storage or use of firearms in their area can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.