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Bradford Men Jailed For Firearms Offences

Two men from Bradford have been jailed for nearly 14 years after they were convicted of firearms offences.

Paul Nriapia and Joseph McCrory were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Monday) in relation to the seizure of a loaded revolver, which was recovered from a Ford Focus in Barden Avenue, Bradford last December.

Nriapia, 58, of Beacon Place, was jailed for seven years and three months after he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm without a certificate and conspiracy of possession of ammunition without a certificate.

Thirty-six year old McCrory, of Forber Grove, was sentenced to six years and four months in relation to the same matters.

Speaking after the sentencing Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson, of Protective Services Crime, said:

“Matters involving firearms are taken very seriously by the police and the courts and we welcome these sentences.

“We hope this sends out a message to others that if you are involved in their use or possession, you will be caught and will almost certainly receive a substantial prison sentence.

“West Yorkshire Police takes a proactive approach to removing firearms from our streets to ensure our communities can remain safer places.

“Anyone with information about those involved in the use of firearms can call us on 101, or pass information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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