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Bradford men jailed for firearms offences

Two men from Bradford have been jailed for nearly 14 years after they were convicted of firearms offences.  

Paul Nriapia (L) and Joseph McCrory Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Paul Nriapia and Joseph McCrory were sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Monday) in relation to the seizure of a loaded revolver, which was recovered from a Ford Focus in Bradford last December.  

Nriapia, 58, was jailed for seven years and three months after he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess a firearm without a certificate and conspiracy of possession of ammunition without a certificate. 

McCrory, 36, was sentenced to six years and four months in relation to the same matters.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"Matters involving firearms are taken very seriously by the police and the courts and we welcome these sentences. 

"We hope this sends out a message to others that if you are involved in their use or possession, you will be caught and will almost certainly receive a substantial prison sentence.  

"West Yorkshire Police takes a proactive approach to removing firearms from our streets to ensure our communities can remain safer places."

– Detective Chief Inspector Warren Stevenson, of Protective Services Crime