A man has been jailed after a police chase ended with his car crashing into a lamppost in Fishwick and a gun found in the car.Advertisement
Faisal Khan was spotted by Lancashire Police in December last year as he drove his Renault Megane towards Preston.
He was pursued by police and arrested after the 28-year-old collided with a street lamp in Dundonald Street off New Hall Lane.
Inside the car officers found a Russian made handgun, a magazine clip with live rounds, machete, cable ties, rubber gloves and a quantity of cash.
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Officers then searched an address in Fishwick Parade revealed a further quantity of cash.
Khan, of July Street, Blackburn, admitted charges of possession of a firearm, possessing ammunition and dangerous driving.
He was jailed for six years at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday (10 January).
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Detective Constable Darren Caunce, of Preston CID, said: “We welcome today’s sentence which reflects the gravity of the offending. Khan’s intentions on that night may never be fully clear but it is thanks to some excellent proactive police work that led to him being stopped before he could reach his destination and carry out whatever it was that he was planning.”