A Milton Keynes man is one of five men awaiting sentencing for weapons offences, after officers in Brent found two loaded firearms in a car they pursued during last year’s Notting Hill Carnival weekend.
Reneico Linton Welsh, 23 of Milton Keynes, was found guilty of charges of possession of a firearm (Ekol Arda revolver), possession of ammunition for a firearm; and possession of an offensive weapon.
The nine-day trial at Harrow Crown Court finished last Thursday. All five defendants will be sentenced on Thursday, April 19.
Just before 11pm on Saturday, August 28 2017, officers from the Brent Gangs Unit were on patrol in the Kensal Green area around the Notting Hill Carnival which was starting the following day, when they attempted to stop a vehicle on Mortimer Road, NW10.
Following a short pursuit, the vehicle eventually stopped in Burrows Road where a number of the passengers decamped.
The driver was detained by officers as he got out of the vehicle. Reneico Linton-Welsh was arrested following a short foot pursuit.
A search of the vehicle by officers uncovered two firearms - an Ekol Arda 4mm Revolver and a BBM 8mm blank firing pistol. Both were loaded. A large hunting knife was also recovered.
An extensive investigation identified the three other occupants of the vehicle.
Acting detective sergeant Tom Palmer from Brent CID said: “Firearms have no place on London’s streets. The weapons found in their vehicle were used to threaten and intimidate those they came across.
“As a result of the thorough investigation by the team, we were able to identify those who had handled the firearms and bring them to justice.”
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