London Man Jailed After Guns Found At Home

4th August 2016

A 29-year-old man has been jailed for nearly six years after officers discovered two revolvers at his south London home.

Marvin Jones (15.03.87) of Tyneham Close, SW11 was sentenced yesterday (Wednesday, 3 August) at the Old Bailey having been found guilty on Thursday, 14 July of the possession of two firearms and failing to disclose to police the PIN code for his mobile phone handsets.

On Friday, 15 January, acting on intelligence, officers from the Trident and Area Crime Command's Proactive Unit executed a firearms search warrant at Jones' home address. Found inside a bedroom wardrobe were a Belgium .41 calibre "Frontier" Gate loading revolver and an American Smith and Wesson Model .44 double-action hinge-frame revolver.

Jones had two mobile phones on him, but during his arrest and subsequent detention, he failed to provide the PIN code to the locked handsets to assist the police investigation - an offence of failing to comply with a Section 49 notice to disclose the key to protected information; contrary to Section 53(1)(5) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

During his interview Jones also refused to provide any information regarding how he had obtained the firearms. However during the trial, he changed his story, claiming to be a collector of antique guns; a story ultimately dismissed by the jury.

Detective Inspector Paul Dorey, from the Trident and Area Crime Command, said: "Marvin Jones is a dangerous individual and I am pleased that he has been dealt with by the courts. The professional and thorough investigation by officers greatly rebutted his nonsense claim that he was an antique firearms collector.

"Today's result serves as a reminder to anybody involved in the possession and use of firearms that officers from Trident will actively pursue them and place them before the courts."

Jones was found not guilty of an offence of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

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