Man Jailed After Gun Hidden In Sock
21st May 2015A man has been jailed after officers from Greater Manchester Police's Xcalibre Task Force seized a gun concealed in a sock just two days after the force's official gun amnesty ended.
Trevor Gayle (26/07/1981), of Claude Road, Chorlton, admitted possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply heroin.
At Minshull Street Crown Court on Wednesday 20 May 2015, he was sentenced to five years in prison.
Shortly before 7am on Monday 28 July 2014, a warrant was executed at Gayle's home.
During the search a handgun - now identified as a Kimar self-loading pistol was found concealed in a sock along with a box containing approximately 100 rounds of ammunition.
This weapon is generally used to fire blank 8mm cartridges, however had been modified to allow missiles to be discharged and such a missile was discharged to lethal potential during testing.
A quantity of crack cocaine and heroin, with an estimated street value of more than £1,200 was also recovered.
Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley, said: "The Force ran a two week gun amnesty - that was highly publicised - and which ended just two days before we executed our warrant.
"Trevor Gayle had every opportunity to give up his gun and ammunition, but clearly took the ill-fated decision to keep hold of it.
"That we recovered a deadly weapon that had the potential to be used in the commission of a criminal offence or to kill or maim another person, and by taking it off the streets and out of the hands of criminals, is a fantastic result.
"This case once again demonstrates our unwavering resolve to rid Manchester's streets of illegitimate firearms and bring to task those who possess such deadly items."
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