Sheffield firearms trio behind bars for 27 years

Byron Cowling, Raymond Todd and James Todd Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Three men from Sheffield have been sentenced to a combined total of 27-years in prison for a variety of firearms offences, including the manufacture of ammunition.

55-year-old Raymond Todd and 44-year-old Byron Cowling were both convicted by a jury following a two-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court that concluded last week. The third man, 29-year-old James Todd, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of possession of a firearm.

Todd was found guilty of five counts of possession for sale or transfer of a prohibited firearm, as well as possession of live ammunition for sale or transfer and the manufacture of ammunition. Cowling was found guilty of three counts of possession of a prohibited firearm.

Today Raymond Todd was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, Cowling received a seven year sentence and James Todd was jailed for five years.