Gangster jailed for nine years and police uncover firearms haul

Tyrone Thomas was jailed for nine years today

Tyrone Thomas was jailed for nine years today

First published in News Croydon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A gangster who stashed guns and ammunition at a Croydon woman's house has been jailed for nine years. 

Tyrone Thomas, 27, hid a Beretta pistol, a Cold revolver and a smaller revolver - all loaded - in the loft of the house in Selhurst Road, Selhurst. 

They were found along with bags containing more than 150 rounds of assorted ammunition - including .45, .33, .22 and 9mm -  by the Metropolitan Police's gangs unit during a raid on February 25.

Selena Alexis, 31, who lives at the house, initially faced three charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, but the charges were dropped when police established Thomas owned the guns. 

Following police enquiries and forensic examination of the guns, officers arrested him in Shirley Road, Addiscombe, on March 11, when they found him in possession of cannabis and several rocks of  crack cocaine. 

Croydon Guardian:

Police found three loaded guns and bags of ammunition

Thomas, of East Dulwich, was charged the next day with three counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of class B drugs.

His admissions led to charges against Miss Alexis being dropped.

He pleaded guilty at Croydon Crown Court on June 12 and was sentenced today.

Detective Sergeant Phil Holt, from the Metropolitan Police Trident gang crime command said: "Thomas was keeping guns and ammunition for no other reason than to help facilitate his criminal lifestyle. As a result of this operation, an extremely dangerous person is behind bars and three lethal weapons have also been taken off the streets.

"We will continue to target any individuals or groups that are involved in using firearms in London to disrupt their activity, seize their guns and put them before the courts."

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5:39pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Surreydon says...

So, yet another scumbag is, temporarily, removed from society and placed in one of Her Majesty's holiday camps. And will this "extremely dangerous person" turn his back on crime and become a useful member of society? Nope after his early release he'll go straight to his mates and get more guns!
Got to love this country's pathetic legal system.......
So, yet another scumbag is, temporarily, removed from society and placed in one of Her Majesty's holiday camps. And will this "extremely dangerous person" turn his back on crime and become a useful member of society? Nope after his early release he'll go straight to his mates and get more guns! Got to love this country's pathetic legal system....... Surreydon
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