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Three Males Jailed For 33 Years Over Firearms Discharge

Three males have been jailed for a total of over 33 years for an incident where an assault rifle with military grade bullets was fired at a house in Bradford.

They were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday) following a six-day trial last month where they were found guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

The convictions related to an incident in Hill Top Road, Thornton on 20 October 2017, where a firearms discharge caused damage to a house and car.

Michael Webster, 28, of Wakefield Road, Bradford was sentenced to 20 years.

Byron Kiloh, 19, of Broadstone Way, Holmewood, Bradford was jailed for nine years and four months.

A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for four years.

Speaking afterwards Detective Chief Superintendent Nick Wallen, who led the investigation for the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said:

“This was an extremely serious incident in which a house and car were damaged by the discharge of an automatic weapon – a gun designed to cause maximum damage in a short space of time.

“The illegal use of firearms will not be tolerated and we hope this outcome will serve as a warning that you will go to prison if you are convicted of such an offence.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who has information about where this weapon might be now, so it can be safely recovered and destroyed.”

Information can be reported to police on 101, by using the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

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