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Man jailed for carrying sawn-off shotgun

JAILED: Jeffery Acheampong

A MAN has been handed a 12-year prison term after he ran from police and threw a bag containing a sawn-off shotgun into bushes.

Jeffery Acheampong, 24, of Swaffer Way, Ashford, Kent, received his sentence on TueNov 22) at Canterbury Crown Court for possession of a prohibited firearm with intent to endanger life.

He was found guilty of the crime on October 17, and during his trial the court heard how on February 11 he was stopped by officers as he walked along Singleton Hill, Kent, before he attempted to escape.

Police saw him throw the bag containing the shotgun into nearby bushes as they closed in to arrest him. Inside the bag officers recovered a loaded single barrel sawn-off shotgun along with three cartridges.

Detective constable Lee Baron said: “This is yet another example of Trident's commitment to investigate the illegal possession of firearms and to bringing to book those that believe they can act with impunity within this area of criminality.”

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