Fort Knox: Penge man jailed after police discover arsenal of guns

A man has been jailed for firearms offences after police found a stash of five guns at his home.

Ross Knox, 30, of High Street, Penge, was sentenced to a total of five years’ imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday.

The weapons stash included two shotguns, two revolvers, a handgun and numerous types of ammunition in May this year.

Knox pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of a prohibited firearm and five counts of possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Detective Constable Jamie Kirby from the Metropolitan Police, said: “Officers across London are working around the clock to locate and remove weapons from the streets of London.

“There is no good reason to have deadly weapons like those found in Knox’s address, other than to cause serious harm.

“Tackling violent crime is a priority for the Met and we remain committed to bringing anyone who carries or holds firearms and other lethal weapons to justice.”

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