Man sentenced for possession of an imitation firearm - Oxford
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been sentenced to two years and one month imprisonment following his conviction for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Emman Riasat, aged 21, of Outram Road, Oxford pleaded guilty to the offence at Oxford Crown Court today (19/1). He was then sentenced at the same court to two years and one month imprisonment.
On 24 July 2022 at around 7.45pm, officers attended the Cowley Road to reports of a firearm being discharged towards a car.
Officers rapidly attended the scene, however the offender had made off. An investigation was launched to trace the individual involved and hours later, Riasat was arrested.
On 27 July 2022, Riasat was charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Today Riasat has been sentenced to two years and one month imprisonment.
LPA Commander for Oxford, Superintendent Bruce Riddell, said: “I am satisfied that Riasat has been convicted and sentenced for the offence of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
“Thankfully incidents involving firearms and imitation firearms are very rare within the city, and I hope that the speed of which Riasat was traced, arrested and charged highlights how seriously we take such incidents.
“Thames Valley Police take a zero tolerance approach to incidents such as this and let it be clear you will be caught and you will be investigated and we will put the case to the courts for justice to be served.
“We would like to thank the public who supported this investigation and also for their understanding whilst the road was closed while we investigated.”