We have today, Friday 15th May, welcomed the sentencing of a 39 year-old man to 10 years in prison for firearms and drugs offences.
Anthony Corish, of Chatham Close, Seaforth, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm, ammunition and a sound moderator. He also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine) when he appeared before Liverpool Crown Court today.
He was sentenced to six years for the firearms offences and four years for the drugs offences, to run consecutively.
The court was told that Targeted and Matrix police officers attended at an address in Chatham Close on 5th February this year.
Upon entry, officers located the weapon concealed in a bag in the bathroom airing cupboard alongside a silencer, ammunition, white powder and a large amount of money.
Detective Inspector Cat Walsh said: “Storing or using guns illegally shows complete disregard to the safety of others and could lead to someone being seriously hurt or even killed.
“It is not tolerated by us and nor should it be tolerated by the wider public. I am pleased that we have been able to remove this firearm from our streets so it can no longer be used to cause fear or intimidation.
“I would continue to ask members of the public to give us information about where dangerous weapons are being stored and who is using them so that we can continue to take action to keep our communities safe.”
If you have information on where dangerous weapons are being stored or know someone involved in criminal activity, please get in touch by DM @MerPolCC or you can report anonymously via @CrimestoppersUK.