Kilburn: Gunman jailed for firing at police
A teenage gunman is jailed after firing at police in Kilburn
A teenager was today jailed for three years for firing a hand gun at police officers.
Randy Sengho 19, of Goldney Road, Westminster, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court after pleading guilty to possessing an imitation fire arm with the intent to cause violence.
The court heard that Police Constables Tsang and Reidy, from Brent police, tried to stop and question Sengho as he rode his bike along Kilburn Park Road at around 10pm on July 17.
Spotting the officers, Sengho abandoned his bike and fled towards Chippenham Gardens.
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The two officers ran after him when Sengho pulled out a black gun from his trousers and pointed it at one of the officers, who was forced to dive for cover.
The other officer continued to give chase down Chippenham Road, when Sengho abruptly stopped, spun round and shot the gun directly at them
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A loud cracking noise was heard but the gun did not discharge. The police later discovered the gun was an imitation pistol.
Further officers rushed to the scene and arrested Sengho for firearm offences.
In July Sengho was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possessing an imitation firearm and resisting arrest.
Detective Sergeant Trevor White, of Operation Trident, which deals with all gun crime in London, praised the bravery of the two police officers.
He said: “The two officers showed strength and determination, continuing to chase Sengho even though he had pulled a gun on them once, not giving up until he was caught.
“As a result of the overwhelming evidence collated against him, Sengho pleaded guilty and Kilburn will be that bit safer with him behind bars.
“Incidents such as these are fortunately very rare, but serve as a reminder to everyone of the commitment shown by officers across the police.”
Chief Superintendent Matthew Gardner, Borough Commander at Brent, said: “This is an exceptional case of officers stopping a man who pulled out a firearm on them.
“Some people would quite rightly turn and run. PCs Tsang and Reidy however chose to pursue chase and eventually they detained and arrested this criminal.
This man used a firearm to strike fear into innocent people. The bravery of two fine officers has taken this person off the streets of Brent.”