Man back behind bars after gun found in shed at home
A man has found himself back behind bars after he was caught hiding a gun in a shed at his home.
West Midlands Police officers swooped at Richard Beckles' home in the Chapel Ash area of Wolverhampton, on July 30 last year.
A search of his home, in Hornbeam Walk, led to the revolver being found in a box in a rear garden shed.
The 39-year-old was already on licence from prison, after being convicted of a previous offence of having a gun.
Beckles pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm when prohibited for life and was handed a five year jail sentence at Wolverhampton Crown Court on February 10.
DC Chris Jones, from CID, said: "There were a number of police teams involved in the swoop which led to a viable, and potentially lethal, firearm being taken off the streets.
"Beckles did not learn the error of his ways and will have to reflect on the perils of having an illegally-held while behind bars for a number of years."
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