Miss Manley’s client Miss X had pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited firearm contrary to section 5 (1) (aba) of the The Firearms Act 1968.

This offence carries a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years.

On the 3 July 2017 at Croydon Crown Court Miss Manley mitigated on the basis that the circumstances of the offender were such that the Judge could take the wholly exceptional course of imposing a suspended sentence.

The co-defendant was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

Lesley Manley was instructed by DEXTER HENRY SOLICITORS