A man who was arrested carrying two Skorpion machine guns in his backpack close to Chiswick Park Underground station has been sentenced to nine years and nine months’ in prison.
David Longhor, 20, was sentenced on Wednesday, July 21 at Isleworth Crown Court for two counts of possession of a firearm with intent, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of ammunition without a certificate.
Detective Inspector Jim Casey, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “To find one weapon like this is rare. To find two at the same time is almost unheard of!
“Luckily, weapons of this type do not rear their ugly heads often, and most of the time it’s thanks to the proactive work Met officers are undertaking to keep lethal weapons out of the hands of criminals.”
On March 1, Longhor was being watched by surveillance officers and was seen leaving his home while carrying a rucksack and wearing blue latex gloves.
He took the train to Ealing Station before boarding a district line train to Chiswick Park tube.
At Chiswick Park Station, Longhor exited and walked along Bollo Lane and was stopped by armed officers at 6:25pm.
He was then detained and arrested.
Inside his rucksack, officers found two Skorpion machine guns and two magazines, both containing 20 bullets.
Longhor instantly claimed the firearms were not his when officers found them.
He was taken to a west London police station for questioning. He was charged the following day and entered a guilty plea at the Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, April 22.
DI Casey said tackling violence, including gun crime, remains the Met’s “top priority”.
“We will continue to pursue criminals involved in shootings and transporting guns and ammunition around the Capital,” he said.
“The public can help us in our efforts by reporting any knowledge or information they have about criminals involved in high harm offending by calling the police or Crimestoppers.”
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