A MAN has been given a two year prison sentence, suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to firearms offences.

Dale Robinson, 28, of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of possession of ammunition.

Robinson’s arrest materialised after a Northamptonshire Police drive to crackdown on drugs and firearms offence, primarily centred around Wellingborough and East Northants.

The team charged with the crackdown, Operation Worcester, arrested the 28-year-old in January from his home, before appearing today at Northampton Crown Court where the offender pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

It is understood the Robinson supplied firearms to individuals involved in the supply of drugs throughout Northamptonshire.

DI Lee McBride, of Op Worcester is still searching and appealing to those who may know of people involved in the illegal trade, he said: “We are determined to tackle those people who use or supply firearms to people involved in the drug trade in our towns, no matter where they live.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have any information about the people involved in supplying drugs in Wellingborough and East Northants, as well as those people who may have access to firearms.

“Anyone with information can contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively you can use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”