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MetiNews.Com - Kevin Mould, 28, was jailed for five years
Breaking News ! A man hid a revolver and bullets in a towel following a police search - he claimed he was holding it for his drug dealer. Kevin Mould, 28, was at home in Openshaw when officers executed a search warrant in April this year. Whilst entering the house they saw him wrap an object ‘believed to be a firearm’ in a towel, Manchester Crown Court heard. Following the search, officers found a bag hidden behind some towels in his mum’s bedroom - within the bag was an Old Webley Mark 6 Revolver and 12 bullet cartridges. In his police interview he claimed he was in a debt to his drug dealer and was holding onto the gun on his behalf. Mould, of Openshaw, pleaded guilty to offences of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a certificate. Read More Related Articles Drunk thug jailed for mindless attack on McDonald's drive-thru customer Read More Related Articles Gym loses alcohol licence after man found dead outside in illegal meet-up to watch horse racing Today (May 13) he was jailed for five years. Prosecuting, Juliet Berry told the court that on April 13 this year, officers executed a search warrant under the Firearms Act at Mould’s address on Bob Massey Close. Kevin Mould (Image: GMP) “Officers knocked on the door and were granted entry by the defendant’s mother,” Ms Berry said. “In addition to the defendant’s being, present also was the defendant’s sister and his sister’s three-year-old child. “As officers approached, they saw the defendant wrap an object believed to be a firearm in a towel. “Officers went upstairs and found the defendant, looking in the bedroom, they looked into the wardrobe and found a bag hidden behind some towels.
.” Following an examination of the gun, a report said the gun was an Old Webley Mark 6 Revolver, accompanied by 12 bullet cartridges.
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Mould was said to have previous convictions for possession of an imitation firearm in 2007, conspiracy to steal and drugs offences. Mitigating, Rebecca Caulfield said Mould was in a drug debt and would use ‘any spare cash for cocaine’. “One particular dealer became impatient and so he was holding the gun for the dealer for over a week,” she said. “He kept it in the bedroom, his family had no idea. “He had the gun and bullets in his mum’s bedroom, he had no intention to use it, he was waiting for a call to say the gun was going to be picked up.” She added that Mould struggles with depression and anxiety following the loss of his grandfather. Sentencing him, Judge Patrick Field QC said: “There is no doubt the gun was to be used in crime and you knew that, and you held it on behalf of a drug dealer - no doubt a dangerous criminal. “I accept you did not intend to use the weapon but you must have foreseen it was to be used and it was to be used for crime and there was a high risk of death or serious physical or psychological harm.” Mould, of Bob Massey Close, was jailed for five years.
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