Balham Man Jailed For Eight Years For Possessing Guns

13th May 2015

A man has been jailed for eight years after admitting possessing a sub machine gun, a revolver and a converted Mac10 machine gun.

On 9 August 2013, officers found a Harrington & Richardson revolver and a converted blank-firing Mac10 machine gun together with ammunition in the back garden of an address in Tubbs Road, Brent.

On 2 September 2013, Nathan Marshall was stopped while travelling in a minicab by armed officers in St John's Wood Road, Westminster .

Marshall had been a back seat passenger in the minicab. A carrier bag containing a Czech Model Vz26 Sub Machine together with ammunition was found in the back of the vehicle.

Nathan Marshall, 25 (10.12.1989) of Lammermoor Road, Balham was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 12 May 2015, having pleaded guilty on Monday, 11 May, to possession of the Mac10 and the revolver.

At an earlier hearing in 2014, Marshall had pleaded guilty to possession of the Czech machine gun found in the minicab.

Detective Inspector Keely Smith of the Serious Organised Crime Command said: "The Special Projects Team is committed to removing lethal weapons from the hands of dangerous criminals in order to keep London safe."

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