Firearm to be destroyed after Gateshead thug jailed
18 Apr 2018 12:00 PM
A firearm is set to be destroyed by police after its owner was jailed for using it to threaten residents in Gateshead.
Violent Shaun Bernard Mitchell, 33, was put behind bars for five years after admitting a number of firearms charges.
Newcastle Crown Court had heard how he threatened members of the public in the Winlaton area with a sawn-off shotgun.
One of the incidents saw Mitchell point the weapon at a motorist in the town after a road rage incident in September last year.
A police investigation was launched and the violent thug was arrested by officers.