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Man sentenced for owning a disguised stun gun – Bicester

Thursday 24 July 2014, 12:07pm

Marcel CrossA 21-year-old man has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after being found in possession of a stun gun disguised as an iPhone.

Marcel Cross, of Chapel Close, Blackthorn, Bicester, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Monday (21/7) to possession of a Section 5 firearm. He was sentenced the same day.

At about 8pm on 6 January, officers attended Chapel Close after receiving reports that Cross was in possession of a stun gun. Officers attended with dog handler units and found a stun gun device disguised as an iPhone mobile phone.

He was arrested and charged on 18 March.

Stun gun disguised as iPhoneInvestigating officer PC Joe Stafford from Banbury local CID said: “The defendant claimed to have purchased the weapon from a local market as a novelty item, but the judge stated that the defendant needed to recognise the seriousness of the offence.

“The stun gun had been cleverly disguised as an iPhone 4 mobile phone. There can only be one reason for disguising an item like this and that is to allow a person to carry it without detection.

“The seriousness of this was reflected in the sentence passed at court. The sentence should act as a deterrent to others who may consider possessing a similar item.”

RP

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