Man jailed after WMP seize sawn-off shotgun
A man who was caught with a sawn-off shotgun in his car has been jailed for five years - as West Midlands Police continues to take firearms off the streets.
Officers discovered the gun and ammunition in a bag behind the driver’s seat of Amardeep Jit’s BMW which was parked outside his Handsworth Wood home last month.
They had acted on intelligence to monitor 25-year-old Jit and arrested him at his address in West Avenue at just after midday on 6 November. A subsequent search of the vehicle found the weapon and more than 30 cartridges.
Jit admitted possession of a firearm and was jailed for five years at Birmingham Crown Court last Thursday (7 December).
DC Rory Juss, from the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), said: "This was a potentially fatal weapon in the wrong hands and is another dangerous firearm taken off our streets.
"During police interview Jit refused to answer questions on why the gun was in his possession and what his intentions were.
"We remain determined to tackle those holding guns and who could be linked to wider gun crime."