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Almost four years in jail for man found with shotgun in Ipswich

James Logan, 33, previously pleaded guilty to the offence (Suffolk Police).

A man has been sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for a firearms offence.

James Logan, of no fixed address, was given the sentence at Ipswich Crown Court today, 17th May, after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm without holding a firearm certificate.

It's after police received information on 21st September 2018 that the 33-year-old owned a weapon. They then attended a property on Allenby Road, where he was visiting, to conduct a firearms operation.

When officers searched the property, they found a sawn-off shotgun hidden in two plastic bags under fence panels in the garden, as well as five shotgun cartridges which were hidden in a planter.

Around 95g of cannabis, as well as other smaller amounts of it, various mobile phones and SIM cards were also found during the search.

Investigating officer, DC Dan Steele, said: "Suffolk Constabulary is committed to removing weapons of all varieties from our streets and will work robustly with its partners to bring to justice those who carry weapons.

"The sentence handed to Logan by the court today will hopefully deter others from following his course of action."

Logan was charged with the offence on 23rd January. 

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