L, Regina v: CACD 22 Jan 2015

The prosecutor appealed against the discharg eof the defendant for having a prohibited weapon, a modified Crossman 2250B carbon dioxide powered .22 calibre gun. It was not in dispute that it was a weapon, barrelled, that .22 air pellets could be discharged, and that it had sufficient power to be lethal. He said that as an air weapon it was incapable of being a prohibited firearm.
Held: The prosecutor’s appeal succeeded.

Rafferty LJ, Foskett J,Carey HHJ
[2015] EWCA Crim 5
Firearms Act 1968
England and Wales


Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.572388