following a proactive, intelligence-led operation by Trident police detectives
20-year-old Perrie Reese-Mason and 23-year-old Israel Ankers, both of Wandsworth, were sentenced this week at Kingston Crown Court to six and nine years imprisonment respectively.
They had both been found guilty of possession of a firearm a Mac-10 machine pistol together with ammunition with intent to endanger life. A Mac-10 machine pistol is capable of firing a thousand rounds a minute and a magazine contains seventeen rounds of ammunition.
A 16-year-old youth from Lambeth was also found guilty of possessing a prohibited weapon and ammunition, and has been sentenced to a two year detention and training order.
Detective Inspector Angela Phillips from Trident says:
" These convictions are as a result of diligent detective work and I am pleased that these
obviously dangerous individuals have been removed from the streets of London."
Trident Operational Command Unit is the Metropolitan Police Service response to gun related activity occurring within all communities in London. The levels of violence associated with this type of criminality are extreme, with the use of firearms becoming more prevalent. Trident was set up in April 1995 after the brutal murder of Marcia Lawes in Brixton by Delroy Denton, and as the result of other murders in and around areas of Lambeth and Brent.
June 16, 2010