Cumbria Crack
  • Home
  • Headlines
  • Carlisle man who had illegal stun gun disguised as torch jailed for five years
Headlines

Carlisle man who had illegal stun gun disguised as torch jailed for five years

Michael Kenney

A CARLISLE man who had a banned stun gun disguised as a torch hidden away in his bedroom has been jailed for five years.

Michael John Kenney, 27, was sentenced at the city’s crown court this afternoon (WED).

At a previous hearing he had admitted possessing a disguised firearm without proper authority – an offence which triggered a minimum five-year jail term due to the item being classed as a prohibited weapon.

Fox-810 electronic stun device

The Fox-810 electronic stun device was discovered in a safe in Kenney’s bedroom on January 25 by police as they executed a warrant at his home.

Forensic testing concluded the device was not operational, even after batteries had been charged.

Kenney – a man with a lengthy criminal record – was said to have bought the banned item for £50 for “self-defence”. The court heard he had spoken of owing a £20,000 debt to “dangerous criminals”.

Judge James Adkin jailed Kenney, of Bowscale Close, Carlisle, concluding there were no exceptional circumstances to reduce the minimum five-year prison term.

“He knew it was a weapon and what was it was designed for, and kept it as such,” said Judge Adkin.

Related posts

Man to stand trial over alleged historical indecent assaults on boys in the Lakes

Cumbria Crack

Workington danger driver had heavily pregnant partner in car during chase

Cumbria Crack

Former school owner convicted of two charges and found not guilty of six others

Cumbria Crack

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More