Couple jailed after promoting weapons to gangster

Vincent Horsfall, 30, and his girlfriend Fiona Crooks, 29, have been jailed. (Merseyside Police)

A pair have been jailed after promoting a gun to a gangster in a firearms and ammunition provide operation.

Vincent Horsfall, 30, of Waterloo, Liverpool, was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in jail after he admitted supplying a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

His girlfriend Fiona Crooks, 29, of Netherley, Liverpool, pleaded responsible to aiding an offender and was sentenced to 2 years in jail.

Each have been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court docket on Friday.

A .41 Colt revolver was recovered. (Merseyside Police)

A .41 Colt revolver was recovered. (Merseyside Police)

A loaded Colt revolver and six rounds of ammunition were found and seized. (Merseyside Police)

A loaded Colt revolver and 6 rounds of ammunition have been discovered and seized. (Merseyside Police)

Throughout the investigation, a .41 Colt revolver was recovered, which was proof as having being provided by Horsfall.

Following a warrant at a house in Wheatfield Shut, Netherley, a loaded Colt revolver and 6 rounds of ammunition have been discovered and seized.

An extra warrant at an tackle in The Causeway, Southport, resulted in casings, bullet heads and different paraphernalia being discovered.

Talking after the sentencing, detective inspector Emma Kerrigan mentioned: “It’s pleasing to see Horsfall handled at court docket, following an extended and sophisticated investigation.

“The availability and storage of firearms and ammunition equips critical and organised criminals with the aptitude to intimidate, injure and kill folks.

“We have now tragically seen the devastation that the usage of weapons could cause in our communities, and this investigation removes not solely plenty of viable weapons, but additionally a person who was ready to provide and retailer them.

“Horsfall was not involved with the potential hurt that his actions may trigger, solely the monetary achieve.

“That his girlfriend Crooks additionally finds herself being convicted of aiding him in these actions must also ship a robust message to those that, by way of misguided loyalty or different causes, help others in such critical criminality.

“Crooks is a girl of beforehand good character with a toddler and her instant custodial sentence additional reveals the gravity of such offences.

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