[A] MAN has been jailed for six years for possession of a firearm and dangerous driving.
Faisal Khan was spotted by police in December last year as he drove his Renault Megane towards Preston.
A pursuit followed with Lancashire Constabulary’s Tac Ops resources and Khan was arrested after his car collided with a street lamp in Dundonald Street.
Inside the car officers found a Russian made handgun, a magazine clip with live rounds, machete, cable ties, rubber gloves and a quantity of cash.
A subsequent search of an address on Fishwick Parade in Preston revealed a further quantity of cash.
Khan, 28, of July Street, Blackburn, admitted charges of possession of a firearm, possessing ammunition and dangerous driving and was jailed for six years at Preston Crown Court today (Wednesday, January 10th).
Detective Constable Darren Caunce, of Preston CID, said: “We welcome today’s sentence which reflects the gravity of the offending. Khan’s intentions on that night may never be fully clear but it is thanks to some excellent proactive police work that led to him being stopped before he could reach his destination and carry out whatever it was that he was planning.”