Man jailed for six years following firearms discharge in Dingle

A man has today, Monday 26 June, been sentenced to six years following the discharge of a firearm on a street in Dingle in 2019.

Police received reports at around 8.15pm on 24 July 2019 that shots had been fired at the junction of Erin Close and Laxey Street. Thankfully no one was injured.

Thomas Anthony Linsner, 31, of Liverpool was found guilty of conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to cause fear of violence.

Earlier this year four other men were sentenced for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to the Dingle discharge.

They were: 

Edward Dutton, 43, of Liverpool – sentenced to six years.
Anthony Jones, 23, of Liverpool – sentenced to five years.
Nathan Kelly, 29,  of no fixed abode – sentenced to five years.
James Quinn, 31, of Liverpool, who was also sentenced for a drugs offence – sentenced to nine and a half years.

Detective Inspector Dave Jones said, “This was an extremely dangerous and reckless act and it’s only down to sheer good fortune that no one was seriously injured.

“We sadly know the devastating consequences of gun crime, not only on victims and their families but also in our wider communities.

“Such investigations can take time to bring to court, but be assured that if you provide information on where you think firearms and ammunition are being stored, carried and used, we will take action to make the communities safer. Taking a gun, ammunition or an offender off the streets can save a life, and make those areas affected by gun crime places where such crime will not be tolerated.”

You can pass on information directly via @MerPolCC or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and police will do the rest. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Image: Merseyside Police

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