Friday, December 07, 2007

Noisy Neighbours

Home defense appears to have taken on a whole new meaning with the discovery of an MP5 machine pistol at an address in Ramsgate's Trove Court on Tuesday.

Police found the weapod during a drugs raid which netterd a large quantity of cannabisOther drugs, believed to be LSD and cocaine, were also seized. They have been sent for testing.

Police say the machine gun has been sent for forensic analysis.Det Insp Tony Pledger said: "We are fortunate gun crime is not prevalent in this part of the world and we are determined to keep it that way."Two people - a 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl - were arrested and charged with possession of the weapon and possession of cannabis. They have been remanded in custody.

Another 26-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the firearm. He was bailed until January 16, 2008, pending further enquiries.


Michael Child said...

Simon thanks for the tip, I have put such machine gun manuals as I have in stock in the bookshop window, only two old Browning ones, but you never know.

Pc Blacknam 6th Thanet Dipsticks said...

Well done Michael. Order a few Uzi manuals though as they are the preferred Thanet weapon of choice and have a remarkable history of being exempt from Thanet Police inquiry.

Anonymous said...

The max for posession of such a weapon is life? Will we see a severe sentence here or will it be a case of a 'caution' as the Met Police seem to have done on thousands of knife wielding hoodlums caught in posession of a knife? Oops, forgot that 10% of prison population is foreign and that prisons are full because we have failed to build any in 10 years.

Thanet Observer said...

If it's a real 9mm H&K MP5, how come they've let one of them out on bail?
What message does that send out to gun wielding criminals?