Brereton, Regina v: CACD 3 Feb 2012

The defendant appealed against his sentence of four years imprisonment for possession of a disguised firearm, namely a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone, locked in a hidden safe in his home. The minimum sentence prescribed by section 51A was five years.
Held: The appeal was dismissed. Though the prosecutor had vacillated between different lesser charges and the eventual one, the judge had made proper allowance already.

Hallett LJ, Eady, Irwin JJ
[2012] EWCA Crim 85
Firearms Act 1968 5(1) 51A(2)
England and Wales

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Updated: 12 November 2021; Ref: scu.450558