A MAN has been jailed for nearly 10 years in connection with a firearms incident in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Nadeem Mohammed, aged 28 of Hose Street, Stoke-on-Trent, appeared at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Friday (May 23). He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit robbery and committing an indictable offence while in possession of an imitation firearm and was jailed for nine years and six months.
Mohammed was arrested in January as part of an investigation into an incident in Gorsty Hill, Tean, which happened at around 8.20pm on Thursday, November 2, 2013.
Four people are believed to be responsible for the incident. In addition to the defendant who appeared at court on Friday, a further man was also arrested but was released without charge due to insufficient evidence. Two further suspects remain outstanding.
Detective Chief Inspector Darren Harding, of the Police Major Investigation Department, said: “We welcome this result which sends out a clear message - serious crimes of this nature will not be tolerated in Staffordshire.
“Thankfully, incidents like this are very rare in the Staffordshire Moorlands and Staffordshire as a county.
“This significant sentence reflects the seriousness of the offences committed and follows a very detailed investigation.”