Man gets five years after being found in Brixton travelling in a cab with a revolver

Written by on June 10, 2015 in Crime, News - 35 Comments
Joshua Amon

Joshua Amon, 20, has been jailed for five years

A man has been jailed for five years after he was discovered travelling with a gun in the back of mini-cab.

Joshua Amon, 20, of Tierney Close, SW2, ordered a taxi on Friday May 22 to collect him from Hotspur Street, Kennington, to take him to Papworth Way, Herne Hill.

During the journey he redirected the cab to another location telling the driver he would pay him extra.

However, at around 8.40 p.m police stopped the taxi in Chale Road, SW2.

Amon then jumped out of the cab and tried to escape but armed officers were able to stop him.

They found a Webley Royal Irish constabulary gate loading revolver 442 calibre in full working order in his waistband.

The weapon discovered by officers

The weapon discovered by officers

During his police interview Amon refused to provide any information about how he had got the gun and on May 23 he was charged with possession of a firearm.

Yesterday, Tuesday June 9, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years at Inner London Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Philip Holt, from Trident Gang Command, said: “Amon was in possession of a lethal weapon and we are pleased police were able to intercept before he had the opportunity to use or pass it on to someone else to cause serious harm.

“Taking lethal firearms off the streets of London is a top priority for us and we will actively pursue people who engage in the carrying and distribution of weapons.”

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Anna McKie is News Editor for the Brixton Blog and Bugle

35 Comments on "Man gets five years after being found in Brixton travelling in a cab with a revolver"

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