This is the dramatic moment when police armed with assault guns stormed a gang of men during a massive weapons raid and sentenced them to 32 years in prison.
After boxing in their BMW at Muirfield Gardens, Kings Norton, Birmingham, officers arrest Carl Brookes, 38, Richard Davis, 36, Callum Meah, 26, Jordan Feeney, 28, and Robert Clark, 32.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) detained the frightened gang at gunpoint on May 13, 2016, as captured by body camera footage.
Officers can be heard saying, “Armed police, remain on the ground where you are.” Now, go on the floor. Raise your hands to the sky. Keep them in place.
Dramatic footage depicts the moment a group of men were arrested at gunpoint in the street by armed police during a massive weapons raid.
Carl Brookes, Jordan Feeney, and Robert Clark, all from Northfield, along with Callum Meah and Richard Davis, all from Stourbridge and Rednal, were detained after their BMW was stopped at Muirfield Gardens, Kings Norton, on May 13, 2017.
Following questioning, all five were charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition, possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life, and possession of a firearm with the intent to instill fear of violence.
At Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday, December 8, the five men pleaded guilty to the allegations. 36-year-old Richard Davis is pictured.
After removing one suspect from the vehicle, a second officer commands, “Get out and stay there on your f***ing belly.” Place the hands behind the back. Not to move.’
Officers seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, knives, and a sledgehammer from a gang that was “dressed and equipped to do some damage.”
Clark, who wore a rolled-up balaclava on his head, was also discovered carrying a knife in his inner pocket.
The Birmingham males were each charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life, and unlawful possession of a firearm with the intent to inspire fear of violence.
Clark was additionally charged with possession of a dangerous weapon/bladed object.
All five men pleaded guilty and were sentenced to between five and seven years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday, November 8.
The judge handed the gang members punishments ranging from seven years to five years and eleven months (Clark pictured)
Officers recovered from the gang a firearm, ammunition, knives, and a sledgehammer. The firearm was loaded
Clark wore a rolled balaclava on his head and carried a knife in his inside pocket.
Mick Pope, commander of the NCA’s Birmingham Branch, stated, “These males were apprehended with a loaded firearm, ammo, and an assortment of weapons.”
“There is no doubt in my mind that these men were attired and equipped to commit harm to somebody, somewhere, and only the involvement of NCA officers prevented this from occurring.
Guns and knives are used in acts of serious violence and by violent criminals to coerce and intimidate, so removing them from the streets of the West Midlands remains a top priority for the National Crime Agency and its partners.
“I would also urge anyone with information on unlawfully owned firearms to come forward and assist us in preventing violence and safeguarding our communities.”
They can call Crimestoppers or the police anonymously.
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