A COURT has heard how a man concealed a powerful handgun in a cot next to a sleeping child.

Mohammed Arif was convicted of possessing a firearm at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (28 September) and was sentenced to six years imprisonment, following the discovery in May earlier this year.

In the early hours of the morning police were called to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman in Foxwell Road, Bordesley Green, where the discovery was made. The couple were found a short distance away, but the officers discovered the child home alone.

The antique Russian Smith and Wesson .44 revolver was found wrapped in a blanket in the child’s cot just yards from where he was sleeping on a bed, with a loaded chamber and was fully operational. Alongside it officers also discovered a machete.

Source and Full Story – West Midlands Police

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