Six people have today, Thursday 17 February, been sentenced to a total of over 41 years for firearms and drugs offences.
A series of warrants were carried out across Merseyside in connection with the recovery of firearms and ammunition from an addresses in Patmos Street, Everton (submachine gun, below); Beryl Walk, Fazakerley (revolver, below) and Handfield Street, Everton in 2020.
Following a trial Ryan Kennedy, 28, of Everton, was found guilty of possession of an MP5, possession of a revolver and transfer of a revolver. He was jailed for 13 years.
Liam Rogan, 32, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of possession of a revolver and transfer of a revolver. He pleaded guilty to possession of an MP5. He was jailed for 11 years and three months.
John Wells, 37, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of possession of a revolver and transfer of a revolver. He was jailed for six years.
Anthony McVey, 32, of Clubmoor, was found guilty of possession of a revolver. He was jailed for five years.
William Egan, 31, of Prescot, pleaded guilty to possession of a revolver and possession with intent to supply cannabis. He was jailed for six years.
Thomas Gallagher, 21, of Fazakerley, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis. He was given a community order.
A Merseyside Police spokesperson said, “This was a significant result based on community intelligence.
“Once the weapons were recovered from the addresses in Everton and Fazakerley in 2020 enquiries were carried out and we were able to make a number of arrests.
“These men will now spend a considerable amount of time behind bars but more importantly a number of weapons, which had the potential to cause harm and fear in our communities, have been seized and removed from our streets.
“Community intelligence is an important tool and I would continue to ask anyone who has information about who is using weapons and where they are being stored to contact us so that we can take positive action.”
Pictured top row left to right – Ryan Kennedy, Liam Rogan, John Wells. Bottom row left to right – Anthony McVey, William Egan