Birmingham Teenager In Court For Gun Possession
12th January 2016
A teenager is appearing at court this morning after a handgun and ammunition along with class A drugs were found in a Birmingham home.
A warrant was executed by officers from the Birmingham West and Central local policing unit at the property in Newtown just after 9am yesterday morning (Monday 10 January) where the stash was found.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested and later charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. He will appear before Birmingham magistrates this morning.
Two women, aged 21 and 54, arrested at the same time have been released on police bail while enquiries continue.
The warrant is the latest in the force's crackdown on gun crime across Birmingham after Assistant Chief Constable Carl Foulkes vowed to bring the full weight of the law down on offenders.
He said: "There must be no let-up in our approach to tackle firearms if we are to prevent anyone else from losing their life and if we are to reassure the people of Birmingham.
"In the long-term we need to build on the on-going deterrent work, alongside other agencies, charities and the community, which is a crucial part of our long-term plan to tackle gun crime.
"The public are our eyes and ears and I want to appeal directly to the communities of Birmingham - please, contact us with any information you have about gun and gang crime in our city. Together we can and will get through this difficult period and take these guns off our streets."