Erskine firearms man jailed for 5 years

6th Jan 2021

Paul Duncan, age 55, has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to firearms offences in the Glasgow and Erskine areas.

As part of an intelligence-led operation, officers stopped and searched a vehicle on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on Friday 21 August 2020, where a firearm and ammunition were recovered.

A property on Douglas Crescent, Erskine, was also searched on Saturday 22 August, where a further seven firearms and ammunition were recovered.

Duncan was subsequently arrested and charged in connection and pleaded guilty to possessing the illegal weapons at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday 3 December, 2020.  He returned for sentencing on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Detective Inspector Martin McGhee of Police Scotland’s Specialist Crime Division, said:

“There is absolutely no place for illegal firearms in our communities and we will do everything we can to remove them and bring those responsible for such criminality before the courts.

“Intelligence from members of the public is absolutely vital in our work to protect communities and I would urge anyone who has information about the criminal use of firearms to get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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