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UK NewsA 57-year-old double amputee kept a sawn-off type shotgun in his mobility car

00:25  14 august  2019
00:25  14 august  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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A sawed - off shotgun (US, CAN) also called a sawn - off shotgun (UK, IRL, AU, NZ) and a short-barreled shotgun (SBS) (U.S. legislative terminology), is a type of shotgun with a shorter gun barrel—typically under 18 inches—and often a shortened or absent stock.

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A 57-year-old double amputee kept a sawn-off type shotgun in his mobility car © Glamorgan Gazette Dave Chalcroft from Bridgend

A disabled man, both of whose legs were amputated because of his diabetes, has been jailed after admitting he kept a shortened shotgun in a mobility car outside his home.

David Chalcroft, 57, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday, August 9 after pleading guilty to four different counts.

He admitted possessing a firearm without a certificate, possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing and disguising a firearm and dealing goods with fraudulent intention.

The offences date back to December 11 2018, where stun guns and a shortened shotgun, also known as a sawn-off shotgun, were found in his possession following a search at his address.

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CCTV caught three suspects at the junction of Marcella Road and Serenaders Road. One of the suspects can be seen getting a sawn - off shotgun out of his bag and handing it over to another of the group before they run up the road.

The court heard the stun guns were designed to stun people with electricity, and one of the items uncovered was disguised as a mobile phone.

Chalcroft was also discovered to be involved in fraudulent dealings of tobacco and cigarettes, which the court was told took place between November 25, 2018 and December 3, 2018.

The customs and revenue loss in relation to these items found was said to be £5,179.64.

Chalcroft was featured on WalesOnline in 2015 when the ambulance he was in after having a leg amputated for the first time was pulled over for not having an MOT .

A 57-year-old double amputee kept a sawn-off type shotgun in his mobility car © Media Wales The case was heard at Cardiff Crown Court

The court was told the defendant bought the shotgun in a car boot sale for £60 or £70 and had bought the stun guns in Spain several years ago.

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Mr Chalcroft, of Lon Heulog, Brynmenyn, Bridgend , kept the shortened shotgun in his vehicle outside his property.

Defending Chalcroft, Adam Sharp said it was "out of character" for him to appear before the courts.

Describing him as a hardworking family man, Mr Sharp explained his client had been through difficult times after losing his wife and having his legs amputated as a result of his diabetes.

Speaking about the gun found in the car, he added: "It was covered so the risk it posed to members of the public was limited."

He added that the stun guns had been bought in Spain and "were not working nor was a charger working to charge them when they came to the UK all those years ago".

"They were not chargeable. They were not in a public place," he said.

The court was also told it was not illegal to buy such items in Spain at the time.

Mr Sharp said the defendant 'briefly' became involved in a period of selling the cigarettes when his benefits were stopped for a period of time.

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A sawed - off shotgun (or " sawn - off ") refers to a shotgun whose barrel has been shortened, leaving The sawed - off shotgun is sometimes known as a "lupara" (in Italian a generic reference to the word Coach guns are also more commonly associated with the American Old West or Australian Colonial

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The defendant was said to go through a tough period where he lost his wife, underwent operations for his amputations and has also suffered with depression.

Mr Sharp said his amputations, the loss of his wife and the depression he suffered should be considered by the judge.

He said: "The pain and treatment for his amputations are ongoing. There are ongoing concerns.

"He's now widowed and wheelchair bound."

Summing up the evidence Recorder of Cardiff Her Honour Judge Eleri Rees said the gun was found in the defendant's mobility vehicle outside the property.

"It was parked outside," she said.

"You brought the stun guns to the UK - you brought them in a suitcase.

"You knew they were working when you bought them to the UK but there was no charger in working order.

"You bought them in Spain some years ago for your wife's defence."

Other gun parts were also found at the property, which Judge Rees said gave the impression Chalcroft has "an interest in guns."

"That maybe the mechanics of them as opposed to the using of them as weapons," she said.

Judge Rees sentenced Chalcroft to three years in prison.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge.

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