Skip to comments.Men jailed after sniper rifle found in back of minicab in South Croydon
Posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog
FIVE men have been jailed after a sniper rifle was found in the boot of a minicab in South Croydon.
Tyron Harding, 45, sold the .22 bolt-action rifle and hollow-point ammunition - designed to cause maximum injury - to his fellow defendants on November 1 last year.
Armed police officers stopped Loyan Osman, 25, soon afterwards as he travelled along Brighton Road, South Croydon, in a minicab. In his possession he had 57 rounds of ammunition.
When officers searched the boot of the vehicle they found the rifle with a sniper scope and silencer attached. It was loaded with a bullet in the breach and more in a magazine.
Osman, Anthony Hosey, 28, Khadar Mire, 25, and Nathaniel Tracey, 27, had been watched by officers as they travelled from Lambeth in Mire's BMW to buy the weapon and ammunition from Harding.
As Osman travelled back to Lambeth in the minicab his colleagues followed in the BMW.
Officers arrested Osman after stopping the cab and subsequently detained Hosey, More and Tracey following further investigation.
On December 12, officers searched Harding's girlfriend's house in Huddlestone Crescent, Merstham, which was close to the location where the weapon was purchased.
In the loft they found another .22 bolt-action rifle with a telescopic sight and silencer. Three boxes of hollow-point ammunition, containing 62 rounds, were also recovered. Harding was arrested as he returned home.
Detective Sergeant Phil Holt, of the Met's Trident Gang Crime Command, said: "These men were found in possession of the kind of lethal weaponry that is typically associated with the most dangerous of criminals.
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Sniper rifle? Hahahahahaha
Don’t think I’ve ever seen HP 22LR.
I feel bad for laughing at that article now. Those guys just went away for 16 years.
Squirrels everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief after the apprehension of this incredibly deadly sniper. Well, everywhere within maybe 100 yards or so.
Loyan Osman, of Anchor Street, Sydenham, denied possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life but was convicted following a trial. He was sentenced to 14 years.
The rest of the men pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life but were convicted on June 22 at Woolwich Crown Court.
Anthony Hosey of Fiveways Road, Stockwell, was sentenced to 16 years.
Khadar Mire of Bell Green Lane, Sydenham, was sentenced to 16 years.
Nathaniel Tracey of Akerman Road, Brixton was sentenced to 15 years.
“Possession with the intent to endanger human life”
No. What that cheeky yob had is what we call a “poodle shooter.”
The islanders must think we’re bloodthirsty maniacs. I can ‘t make out the ‘silencer ‘ on my Kindle. What is that—an oven mitt?
22lf hollow point. Winchester makes them. Buy them in boxes of 333 rounds.
When you read about such lunacy, you immediately realize THERE IS NO PLACE ELSE TO GO for Americans. THIS IS IT. There is NO “Plan B”. If we allow the Communists to win on Nov. 6, IT’S OVER.
The article’s hysteria would be laughable if it weren’t so chilling.
“What that cheeky yob had is what we call a poodle shooter.”
Don’t underestimate danger of a .22!
If you shoot someone, and they find out about it, they’re going to be mad! :)
A 22LR bolt action rifle IS NOT a sniper rifle no matter what you add to it.
I had no idea the penalties were so severe. It’s legal to own an air rifle in the UK, and that .22 is not much more powerful than many air guns.
The Second Amendment is a joke if the government can limit the kind of weaponry you can possess in your private capacity.
Without a population armed to easily overwhelm a renegade government and the trained forces at its disposal, how can the people be relied upon to be able to overthrow such an oppressor? By taking the chances on a match between private citizens with highly restricted / crippled weapons vs. the forces at the disposal of the State? With the British in 1776, the weaponry was more-or-less matched.
Black September was killed with 22 pistols. Most of you are clowns.
Yeah, but this rifle HAD A SCOPE ATTACHED!!!11!!!!!1!1
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