A Sheffield man has been put behind bars for six years after he was found in possession of a loaded firearm in March.
Nashad Khan, 30, formerly of Cromford Street Sheffield, was the front-seat passenger in an Audi when it was stopped by police on 2 March. Upon conducting an immediate search of the vehicle, officers found a viable hand gun, along with nine rounds of ammunition contained within.
Khan appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday (20 August) for sentencing. He was initially handed eight years which was reduced to six taking in to account an earlier guilty plea.
Detective Constable James Hughes, who led the investigation said: “I hope this serves as a warning to those who continue to carry firearms in our city. It will not be tolerated.
“We are committed in tackling gun and knife crime, and I hope this sentencing which is purely just for possession of weapons, serves as a warning to those who are involved in criminality.”