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Man jailed after armed officers stop taxi in Colwick and discover loaded shotgun

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A man has been jailed after armed officers stopped a taxi in Nottingham and found a loaded shotgun inside.

Craig Roach, 30, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to being in possession of an altered firearm without a certificate.

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He was jailed for two years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday 31 July 2019).

Roach was stopped in the taxi in Colwick at 3.15pm on 18 May 2019.

Officers found a bag on the back seat which contained the shotgun.

Investigator Kerry Paterson, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), said: “This is another fantastic result, in which we utilised regional capabilities in intelligence and investigation, and worked alongside Nottinghamshire firearms officers, to take another dangerous individual and deadly weapon off the streets.

“By taking this proactive approach, I’m in no doubt we’ve prevented a subsequent firearm-related incident in Nottingham.”

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