Search

Sudbury man loses High Court appeal against Wembley gun conviction

PUBLISHED: 17:58 22 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:58 22 December 2015

Skye Case has lost his appeal at the High Court (File picture: PA Wire)

Skye Case has lost his appeal at the High Court (File picture: PA Wire)

Notice: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Sudbury man caught with a gun and ammunition in a flat he rented in Wembley has failed in an Appeal Court bid to clear his name.

Skye Case was jailed after police found the firearm at the property in Alexandra Court, Empire Way.

He claimed it had been left there by a man he was ‘too scared of to name’.

But the 28-year-old, of Aspen Drive, was locked up for six years at Harrow Crown Court in March, after being found guilty of having a banned firearm and unlicensed ammunition.

Last week, he challenged his convictions at London’s Criminal Appeal Court, with his lawyers arguing they were ‘unsafe’ because the trial judge misdirected the jury.

But his complaints were rejected by three senior judges, who said the evidence against Case was ‘overwhelming’ and there was nothing wrong with the judge’s directions.

The court heard the loaded gun was found in the flat when it was raided by police in October 2013.

He claimed he hadn’t been living in the flat because the boiler was broken, but he had let a number of other people stay there from time to time including the man he was so scared of he couldn’t name him.

He claimed that, while he knew the gun was there, he was too scared to go to the police.

He also said he had searched the flat for it so he could get rid of it, but was unable to find it, and had asked the man a number of times to remove it.

His lawyers claimed the trial judge didn’t give clear enough directions to the jury about the law on possession of prohibited firearms.

Rejecting his appeal, Lord Justice Davis said the judge’s summing up of the case was clear.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

18 minutes ago

A Harlesden-based business that sold a 16cm boning knife to a 15-year-old customer has been fined more than £1,700.

51 minutes ago

The parents of two murdered teenage boys have got behind a new campaign by Brent Council urging youths not to carry knives.

A couple who suffered a brutal homophobic attack at their hostel in Wembley have accused Brent Council of putting their lives in danger by not rehousing them.

Yesterday, 18:04

A river blighted with sewage pouring out of people’s toilets in Kenton has led to a giant community effort to start replanting flowers.

Yesterday, 10:52

Queen’s Park has triumphed with a golden win in this year’s London in Bloom awards.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

.This response is typical of the sort of excuse that Brent’s planners come up with, writes Philip Grant, Kingsbury (full address supplied), in response to an e-mail from Brent Council’s planning team about his Wembley Stadium concerns (“Stadium view is vanishing”, Times):

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Once again, politicians are changing our wards to suit themselves, not our

residents.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The third anniversary of a Kingsbury man’s fatal stabbing has been marked by his grieving mother carrying a sandwich board with his alleged killer’s face on it.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now